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- (US English) offense
From Latin offensa (“a striking against; displeasure; injury”)
offence (plural offences)
- The act of offending; a crime or sin; an affront or injury.
- I have given my opinion against the authority of two great men, but I hope without offence to their memories.
- The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
- (team sports) A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defence.
- (team sports) The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defence.
- See also Wikisaurus:offense
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offence — see offense