Definition of Offence

1. Noun. The action of attacking an enemy.

Exact synonyms: Offense, Offensive
Generic synonyms: Military Operation, Operation
Specialized synonyms: Counteroffensive, Dirty War, Push Back, Rollback



2. Noun. The team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score.
Exact synonyms: Offense
Generic synonyms: Squad, Team
Antonyms: Defence, Defense

3. Noun. A feeling of anger caused by being offended. "He took offence at my question"
Exact synonyms: Offense, Umbrage
Generic synonyms: Anger, Choler, Ire
Derivative terms: Offend, Umbrageous

4. Noun. A lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others.
Exact synonyms: Discourtesy, Offense, Offensive Activity
Generic synonyms: Behavior, Behaviour, Conduct, Doings
Specialized synonyms: Derision, Ridicule, Indelicacy, Insolence, Affront, Insult, Presumption, Rebuff, Slight
Derivative terms: Offend

5. Noun. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act. "A long record of crimes"

Definition of Offence

1. n. See Offense.

Definition of Offence

1. Noun. The act of offending; a crime or sin; an affront or injury. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure. ¹

3. Noun. (context: team sports) A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; ''contrasted with'' defence. ¹

4. Noun. (context: team sports) The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; ''contrasted with'' defence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Offence

1. offense [n -S] - See also: offense

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Offence

offal
offals
offbase
offbear
offbeat
offbeats
offboard
offcap
offcast
offcasts
offcome
offcomer
offcut
offcuts
offed
offence (current term)
offenceless
offences
offencive
offencively
offend
offendable
offendant
offended
offendedly
offendedness
offendee
offendees
offender
offenders

Literary usage of Offence

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"If it be, the offence (unless some other considerations, independent of the punishment, ... By the profit of an offence, is to be understood, other kind, ..."

2. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"By I. 37, where any person shall have been convicted of any offence against any Act relating to the coin, and shall afterwards be indicted for any ..."

3. A Treatise on Criminal Pleading and Practice by Francis Wharton (1889)
"Statute is to define the offence ; statute is arbitrarily to specify the ... Cases, nominally of the same offence, as defined in the statute book, e. д., ..."

4. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1879)
"... or any of them, shall in such case for the first offence forfeit to the sayd lord proprietary and his heires lords arid proprietaries of this province, ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In the language of theology, satisfaction means: (1) atoning Ъу some suitable service for an injury done to another's honour or for any other offence, ..."

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