American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of offense.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See offense, etc.
- n. The act of offending; a crime or sin; an affront or injury.
- n. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
- n. team sports A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defence.
- n. team sports The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See offense.
- n. the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
- n. a feeling of anger caused by being offended
- n. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
- n. the action of attacking an enemy
- n. (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
- From Latin offensa ("a striking against; displeasure; injury") (Wiktionary)
“The main offence is under s15A of the Theft Act 1968, a section repealed by the Fraud Act 2006.”
“The seriousness of the offence is always taken into account when a young person is sentenced to a DTO. on September 8, 2009 at 1: 32 pm inspectorgadget”
“Yes! and the offence is aggravated when you consider that it was someone else's folly.”
“The basis for the offence is ss. 142 (4) of the Highway Traffic Act,”
“The purpose of this offence is to protect young people between 16 and 18 years of age.”
“Much more commonly, the Crown will proceed by way of summary conviction, in which case the offence is punishable by up to 18 months in jail.”
“The need to avoid offence is now seen as overriding any concept of privacy.”
“While always setting the record straight, I make it clear that I know that no offence is intended and none is taken, and that I simply want all to be aware that we're Canadians, and not gringos.”
“As for those in the other side of the equasion, no offence is implied or intended.”
“But now that every offence is arrestable, and that (due to RIPA, it seems) an officer must arrest a member of the public before they can ask them any questions, any contact with the police leads to an entry in the DNA and fingerprint databases.”
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