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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of defend.


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  • In legal terminology this can be an adjective, as demonstrated by its occurrence as complement of 'become': 'a claim that has become defended', 'if the proceedings become defended', 'debts which become defended'.

    July 22, 2009