Definitions of "self-defense"
  1. A legal principle that justifies the use of force by an individual to protect oneself from harm or danger
  2. A justification in a legal context that a person engaged in violent behavior to safeguard against a real and perceived threat that could result in severe physical harm or death
How to use "self-defense" in a sentence
  1. The defendant claimed they utilized self-defense after being attacked in their home.
  2. Evidence showed that the severe measures taken by the individual were, in fact, acts of self-defense.
  3. The attorney argued that his client had a valid claim of self-defense due to the imminent threat.

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