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Definition of 'offence'


  1. the action of attacking an enemy
       Synonyms: offense offensive
  2. the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
       Synonyms: offense
       Antonyms: defense defence defending team defense defence defending team
  3. a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"
       Synonyms: umbrage offense
  4. a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
       Synonyms: discourtesy offense offensive activity
  5. a crime less serious than a felony
       Synonyms: misdemeanor misdemeanour infraction offense violation infringement

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