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defendant

(di-fen'dint)
In law, the person, entity, or party charged or sued in a legal action. The defendant is the party accused of a criminal or civil wrong from whom legal relief or damages are sought.
See: plaintiff
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The acquisition of Defend is part of the company's international growth strategy and its goal of becoming a leading European warranty insurer.
"Sometimes we can't even defend 350 and sometimes we defend 250, so it all depends on mindset.
For now, it is unwise for Raila not to defend Ruto just because he never defended him prior to pre-handshake.
However, their bowlers failed to defend the total even after reducing England to 216/5 at one stage, when Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali were dismissed in quick succession, a collapse of 4 for 15.
Lesson "My observation on this one is, that we did not defend it strongly enough and there's a lesson that I need to deal with.
While addressing newsmen at the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, in Bauchi, the Governor-elect said that he will use every legitimate means at his disposal to defend his electoral mandate.
"Our team must defend the achievements that we, together with the Ukrainian people, have gained in extremely difficult conditions over these 5 years.
We further hold that neither the knowing violation nor the criminal acts exclusions apply to remove West Bend's duty to defend. Finally, we do not address West Bend's argument that the fortuity doctrine, public policy, and the reasonable expectation of an insured eliminate its duty to defend because West Bend failed to adequately raise or develop these contentions.
The Spaniard has to defend 3,550 points from now until the end of the year, with a big chunk of it being the 200 points at the US Open, where he is the defending champion.
Muller, who has scored five goals in each of the previous two World Cups, says Germany are motivated to create history."Of course it's a new situation for us as defending champion, but it's a special motivation to defend the title," he told the Daily Mirror.
Sivarasa (Sungai Buloh), Zuraida Kamaruddin (Ampang), and William Leong (Selayang) will all defend their seats.
Babar Azam's 41 was the only contribution of note from among the specialist batsmen, while Hasan Ali (23) was the only other player to reach double figures during a dismal batting performance that saw the visitors dismissed for just 105.Left-arm pacer Rumman Raees did give New Zealand something to think about when he claimed two early wickets but it would have required a minor miracle for Pakistan to successfully defend their score.