act in self-defense


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  • self-defense — n. The act of defending oneself against threatened injury; the right to protect oneself or one’s family from immediately threatened harm, which can serve as a defense in a criminal or tort action arising out of injuries caused by an act of self… …   Law dictionary

  • SELF-DEFENSE — (in modern Jewish history). Jewish efforts against attacking mobs in Russia and in Austria Hungary from the end of the 19th century until shortly after World War I. The nature of the pogroms in this period (especially in the years 1881–82,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • self-defense — self defensive, adj. /self di fens , self /, n. 1. the act of defending one s person when physically attacked, as by countering blows or overcoming an assailant: the art of self defense. 2. a claim or plea that the use of force or injuring or… …   Universalium

  • Self-Defense — • The right of a private person to employ force against any one who unjustly attacks his life or person, his property or good name Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Self Defense     Self Defense …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • self-defense — 1650s, act of defending oneself, first attested in Hobbes, from SELF (Cf. self) + DEFENSE (Cf. defense). In sports sense, first with reference to fencing (1728), then boxing (1820s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Self-defense — Self de*fense , n. The act of defending one s own person, property, or reputation. [1913 Webster] {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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-defense — self′ defense′ n. 1) the act of defending one s person by physical force 2) a claim or plea that the use of force was necessary in defending one s own person 3) cvb an act or instance of protecting one s own interests, property, etc., as by… …   From formal English to slang

  • Self-defense — For the term as used in international relations, see defensive war. Self defense, self defence (see spelling differences) or private defense is a countermeasure that involves defending oneself, one s property or the well being of another from… …   Wikipedia

  • Self-defense (Sweden) — In Sweden, the law of self defense ( sv. nödvärn) allows a person attacked to excuse or justify a proportionate use of violence in defence of the person or property.The lawChapter 24 of the Swedish criminal code states various conditions for… …   Wikipedia

  • self-defense — noun the act of defending yourself (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑self defence, ↑self protection • Hypernyms: ↑protection • Hyponyms: ↑martial art …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-defense — noun Date: 1651 1. a plea of justification for the use of force or for homicide 2. the act of defending oneself, one s property, or a close relative …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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