Definition of Offense. Meaning of Offense. Synonyms of Offense

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Definition of Offense

Offense
Offense Of*fense", Offence Of*fence", n. [F., fr. L. offensa. See Offend.] 1. The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury. Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification. --Rom. iv. 25. I have given my opinion against the authority of two great men, but I hope without offense to their memories. --Dryden. 2. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure. He was content to give them just cause of offense, when they had power to make just revenge. --Sir P. Sidney. 3. A cause or occasion of stumbling or of sin. [Obs.] Woe to that man by whom the offense cometh! --Matt. xviii. 7. Note: This word, like expense, is often spelled with a c. It ought, however, to undergo the same change with expense, the reasons being the same, namely, that s must be used in offensive as in expensive, and is found in the Latin offensio, and the French offense. To take offense, to feel, or assume to be, injured or affronted; to become angry or hostile. Weapons of offense, those which are used in attack, in distinction from those of defense, which are used to repel. Syn: Displeasure; umbrage; resentment; misdeed; misdemeanor; trespass; transgression; delinquency; fault; sin; crime; affront; indignity; outrage; insult.

Meaning of Offense from wikipedia

- Offense or offence may refer to: Sin, an act that violates a known moral rule Offense or crime, a violation of penal law Offense (sports), the action of...
- The triangle offense is an offensive strategy used in basketball. Its basic ideas were initially established by Hall of Fame coach Sam Barry at the University...
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- Religious offense means any action which offends religious sensibilities and arouses serious negative emotions in people with strong belief and which...
- A continuity offense is one of two main categories of basketball offenses, the other being motion offense. Continuity offenses are characterized by a...
- In criminal law, a lesser included offense is a crime for which all of the elements necessary to impose liability are also elements found in a more serious...
- Latin cognate derives, typically referred to an intellectual mistake or an offense against the community, rather than a private or moral wrong. In 13th century...
- An inchoate offense, preliminary crime, inchoate crime or incomplete crime is a crime of preparing for or s****ing to commit another crime. The most common...
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