defense of property

Definition of "defense of property"
  1. The justification for using force to safeguard personal belongings
How to use "defense of property" in a sentence
  1. Based on the defense of property principle, he pushed the thief away from his car.
  2. In the trial, she claimed that defense of property was the reason she had used pepper spray on the intruder.
  3. The judge considered his argument of defense of property before making a ruling.

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