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EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman defendour, from Old French defendeor

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈfɛndə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛndə(ɹ)

NounEdit

 
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defender (plural defenders)

  1. someone who defends people or property
  2. (sports) one of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring
  3. a fighter who seeks to repel an attack
  4. (law, rare) a lawyer who represents defendants, especially a public defender; a defense attorney (US) or defence counsel (UK)
    • 1822, Thomas Bayly Howell, A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, page 729:
      There was another protection to which she was intitled by that law, namely, a defender; but she had none.
    • 2007, Barry Krisberg, ‎Susan Marchionna, ‎& Christopher Baird, Continuing the Struggle for Justice, →ISBN, page 248:
      So, what is contemplated under this model is that the defender would work with civil legal services lawyers to address the clients' needs.
    • 2010, Henry L. Hecht, Effective Depositions, →ISBN, page 243:
      It puts you at the head of the table, at a right angle to the witness; the court reporter sits to your right, and the defender sits on the witness's far side.
  5. (Scotland, law) a defendant in a civil action

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VerbEdit

defender

  1. to defend

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LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēfendō, dēfendere.

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defender (Latin spelling)

  1. to prohibit

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese defender, from Latin dēfendere, present active infinitive of dēfendō.

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defender (first-person singular present indicative defendo, past participle defendido)

  1. to defend (repel an attack)
    Synonyms: defensar (archaic), proteger
  2. to defend (represent as a legal professional)
  3. (rhetoric) to defend
  4. to support (to back a cause, party etc.)
    Synonym: ser a favor de
  5. (sports) to defend (to prevent the opponent from scoring)
  6. (sports, intransitive) to play in defense
  7. (higher education) to formally present a dissertation, thesis or project
  8. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of defender
  9. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of defender
  10. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of defender
  11. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of defender

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For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:defender.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dēfendere, present active infinitive of dēfendō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /defenˈdeɾ/, [d̪efẽn̪ˈd̪eɾ]

VerbEdit

defender (first-person singular present defiendo, first-person singular preterite defendí, past participle defendido)

  1. to defend (contra (against), de (from))
  2. to prohibit
  3. to claim

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  • Rule: e becomes ie in stressed syllables.

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