Definitions for: Self-defense

[n] the act of defending yourself

Webster (1913) Definition: Self`-de*fense", n.
The act of defending one's own person, property, or

In self-defense (Law), in protection of self, -- it being
permitted in law to a party on whom a grave wrong is
attempted to resist the wrong, even at the peril of the
life of the assailiant. --Wharton.

Synonyms: self-defence, self-protection

See Also: martial art, protection

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