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self-defense also: (British) self-defence
American English: /ˈˌsɛlf dəˈfɛns/, /ˈˌsɛlf diˈfɛns/British English: /sɛlfdɪˈfɛns/

Translation of self-defense in Spanish:


  • 1 (Law)to act in self-defense
    actuar en defensa propia
    the right of self-defense
    el derecho de legítima defensa
    Example sentences
    • In such circumstances the wounding of V would not be unlawful as it would be justified by the defence of self-defence.
    • There can be no doubt that the magistrates were entitled to reject the argument of self-defence or defence of another.
    • Plainly this defence must not be confused with self-defence under public international law.
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