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English

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʌˈfɛns/, /ɒˈfɛns/, SAMPA: /V"fEns/

Alternative spellings

(Commonwealth English) offence (plural: offences)

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] offensa (a striking against; displeasure; injury)

Noun

Singular
offense

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offense ({{{1}}}) (US)
  1. The act of offending; a crime or sin; an affront or injury.
  2. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defense.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defense.

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Verb

offense

  1. First-person singular present indicative of offenser.
  2. Third-person singular present indicative of offenser.
  3. First-person singular present subjunctive of offenser.
  4. Third-person singular present subjunctive of offenser.
  5. Second-person singular imperative of offenser .

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