Verteidiger

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verteidigen +‎ -er

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  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈtaɪ̯dɪɡɐ/
  • (file)

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Verteidiger m (genitive Verteidigers, plural Verteidiger, female Verteidigerin)

  1. defender (someone who defends something, e.g. a soldier)
  2. (sports) back; defender
  3. (law) defense attorney (US), defence counsel (UK), solicitor
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 31/2010, page 56:
      Die Aufgabe eines Verteidigers besteht darin, für seine Mandanten mit allen Mitteln des Rechtsstaats zu kämpfen.
      The duty of a defense lawyer consists of fighting for his clients with all constitutional means.

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