Business Dictionary :
Defence or Defense
Defence or Defense (US) : noun : protecting someone or something against attack
• The merchant bank is organizing the company's defense against the takeover bid.
• Fighting a lawsuit on behalf of a defendant
Defence Counsel = lawyer who represents the defendant in a lawsuit
Defend : verb : to fight to protect someone or something which is being attacked
• The company is defending itself against the takeover bid.
• He hired the best lawyers to defend him against the tax authorities.
• To defend a lawsuit = to appear in court to state your case when accused of something
Defendant : noun : person who is sued or who is accused of doing something to harm someone
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