Translation of self-defense in Spanish:

self-defense

Pronunciation: /ˌselfdɪˈfens/
, (BrE) self-defence

n

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  • 1.1 [Law] to act in self-defense actuar* en defensa propia the right of self-defense el derecho de legítima defensa
    More 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.
    1.2 (fighting technique) defensa (f) personal (before n) self-defense classes curso (m) de defensa personal

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