- 1.1 [Law/Derecho] to act in self-defense actuar* en defensa propia the right of self-defense el derecho de legítima defensaMore example sentences1.2 (fighting technique) defensa (feminine) personal (before noun/delante del nombre) self-defense classes curso (masculine) de defensa personal
- 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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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.