Translation of defense in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (Military) Secretary of Defense (in US)Ministro, (-tra) (masculine, feminine) or (Mexico) Secretario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine) de Defensa(before noun) (spending)Defence Minister (in UK)de defensa1.2 (on personal level) to come to somebody's defenseMinistro, (-tra) (masculine, feminine) or (Mexico) Secretario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine) de Defensathe old man didn't put up much of a defense against the muggerssalir or acudir en defensa de alguienel anciano no opuso mucha resistencia a los asaltantes
- 3also: defenses plural(Medicine, Military, Psychology)the body's defensesdefensas (feminine plural)to lower o drop one's defenses I wore down his defenseslas defensas del organismoconseguí que bajara la guardia
- 4 countable (Law) the accused will conduct his own defenseignorance of the law is no defense the defenseel acusado se hará cargo de or llevará su propia defensa(before noun) defense counsella defensadefense witnessabogado defensor, (abogada defensora) (masculine, feminine)testigo (masculine and feminine) de la defensa
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