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An example use of defence in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… set up the defence sales organization …”
Defence means the act of defending or protecting something.
the word defence occurs in english on average 116.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.