Definition of offence in English:
- 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.
- The scorning of the tribes is an offense to the natural order in the minds of many there.
- So abusing the Quran is a hideous offense to Muslims more than the same abuse of a Bible would be to Christians.
- In those buried and bygone days, it was an affront and an offense to join with separatists to defeat a corrupt government.
- Paramilitary flags or slogans and monuments do give offence to visitors and to different sectors of society.
- ‘The argument then was that to allow this element would give offence to people of other faiths,’ wrote Torrance.
- Carolingian rule and culture were familiar in many ways; it was its flavour of high-handedness and moral urgency that might give offence to the inhabitants of Italy.
- The doctor had skipped bail on sex offence charges and Melville nabbed him while on port watch for the Special Branch in Le Havre.
- On Tuesday a bench warrant was issued for his arrest at Limerick District Court when he failed to appear to face two public order offence charges.
- She said Seamus was known to police in Middleton and Rochdale and had been due to appear in court to face motor offence charges.
- The rest of the players on offense had to adjust to the change in personality under center.
- Saban will miss quarterback Matt Mauck and the other playmakers on offense who graduated.
- That doesn't bode well for a team whose offense is predicated on running with George.
- informal Do not be offended: OK, lady, no offence, just shooting my mouth off as usualMore example sentences
- He is, however - no offense, Mark - not the most charismatic guy around.
- Kat, no offense or anything, but how do you think this works?
- Well, no offense, but if that is the case, then I want my money back.
Late Middle English: from Old French offens 'misdeed', from Latin offensus 'annoyance', reinforced by French offense, from Latin offensa 'a striking against, a hurt, or displeasure'; based on Latin offendere 'strike against'.
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