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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
avoidance reaction, defence, defense, defense in depth, defense mechanism, defenses, deterrent capacity, ego defenses, escape mechanism, guard, negative taxis, protection, psychological defenses, resistance, self-preservation, self-protection, the defensive, ward
Dictionary Results for self-defense:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
self-defense
    n 1: the act of defending yourself [syn: self-defense, self-
         defence, self-protection]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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 peril of the
      life of the assailiant. --Wharton.
      [1913 Webster]

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