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American English: /əˈfɛns/
British English: /əˈfɛns/


  • (British English) offense
    Example sentences
    • It held such crimes to be offences against the law of nations, much as was the traditional crime of piracy.
    • It is also clear that the charge of assault against the second applicant is an offence under the criminal law as well as under the Prison Rules.
    • It is the essence of offences against the person that what is done is done unlawfully.

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