\dɪfˈɛndə], \dɪfˈɛndə], \d_ɪ_f_ˈɛ_n_d_ə]\
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One who defends; an advocate or champion; the defendant or person sued. Defender of the Faith, a title of the sovereign of England, first conferred by the Pope on Henry VIII, in consideration of his defence of the Church against the heresy of Luther.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
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