Definition of Defensive measure

1. Noun. (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies. "They were developed for the defense program"




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defensive Measure

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defensive medicine
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Literary usage of Defensive measure

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1. The History of Toussaint Louverture by James Stephen (1814)
"Here let me remark by the way, that the bitter and frequent reproaches which the Consul has thrown upon the Negro Chiefs for this defensive measure of ..."

2. Biographia Borealis: Or, Lives of Distinguished Northerns by Hartley Coleridge (1833)
"... Yet the King's conduct had given plausible ground for believing that the levying of forces by the Parliament was a purely defensive measure. ..."

3. The Worthies of Yorkshire and Lancashire: Being Lives of the Most by Hartley Coleridge (1836)
"Yet the King's conduct had given plausible ground for believing that the levying of forces by the Parliament was a purely defensive measure. ..."

4. Alliances in International Constructionby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"For example, French and German companies are accustomed to taking stakes in each other's businesses, often as a defensive measure to make it difficult for a ..."

5. American Diplomatic Questions by John Brooks Henderson (1901)
"Suffice it to say, the principles involved grew out of certain conditions of our national growth, and the doctrine was then invoked as a defensive measure ..."

6. Representative Government and War by Charles Ross (1903)
"With this defensive measure Germany appears to have rested content until the accession of the present Emperor and the consequent retirement of Bismarck. ..."

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