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EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman defendour, from Old French defendeor

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NounEdit

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 repels an attack.
  4. (law) A public defender (not used alone, only as an abbreviated reference to "public defender" after this term has been used)
  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (law, rare) A lawyer who represents defendants.
  6. (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.

VerbEdit

defender (Latin spelling)

  1. to prohibit

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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VerbEdit

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

  1. to defend (repel an attack)
  2. to defend (represent as a legal professional)
  3. (rhetoric) to defend
  4. to support (to back a cause, party etc.)
  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

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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.

VerbEdit

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

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

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  • Rule: e becomes ie in stressed syllables.

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