- 1 u 1.1 [Mil] defensa (f) Secretary of Defense (in (US) ) Ministro, -tra (m,f) or (Méx) Secretario, -ria (m,f) de Defensa (before n) [spending] de defensa Defence Minister (in (UK) ) Ministro, -tra (m,f) or (Méx) Secretario, -ria (m,f) de Defensa 1.2 (on personal level) defensa (f) to come to sb's defense salir* or acudir en defensa de algn the old man didn't put up much of a defense against the muggers el anciano no opuso mucha resistencia a los asaltantes
- 3(defenses pl)[Med] [Mil] [Psych] defensas (fpl) the body's defenses las defensas del organismo to lower o drop one's defenses bajar la guardia I wore down his defenses conseguí que bajara la guardia
- 4 c [Law] defensa (f) the accused will conduct his own defense el acusado se hará cargo de or llevará su propia defensa ignorance of the law is no defense la ignorancia de la ley no exime de su cumplimiento the defense la defensa (before n) defense counsel abogado defensor, abogada defensora (m,f) defense witness testigo (mf) de la defensa
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.