Offense

Offense

[uh-fens or, for 7–9, aw-fens, of-ens]
Offense or Offence (see American and British English spelling differences, -ce/-se) may refer to:

  • Offence (law), a violation of the penal law
  • Offense (sports) That portion of a team that is in control of the ball or puck at the beginning of the play, except in baseball. In baseball, the offense is the team at bat. In some sports, the players on the field or court play both offense and defense depending on the ebb and flow of the action. In others, there are specialized offense squads and defense squads.
  • Offense (policy debate) refers to an argument that makes a definite value judgment on an advocacy.
  • Offense (etiquette), an untasteful thought, emotion, action or other behaviour

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