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se defendendo

[see dee-fen-den-doh] /si ˌdi fɛnˈdɛn doʊ/
noun, Law.
1.
in self-defense:
homicide committed se defendendo.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin sē dēfendendō
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