The former Penn State coach is invoking a soon-to-be-obsolete personality disorder to defend against sex-abuse charges.
Republicans, meanwhile, bristle with anger as they attempt to defend against the flood of new information.
Markets would have to defend against the possibility of a strong report reigniting October taper expectations.
mid-13c., from Old French defendre (12c.) "defend, resist," and directly from Latin defendere "ward off, protect, guard, allege in defense," from de- "from, away" (see de-) + -fendere "to strike, push," from PIE root *gwhen- "to strike, kill" (see bane). In the Mercian hymns, Latin defendet is glossed by Old English gescildeð. Related: Defended; defending.