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se defendendo

[ see -dee-fen-den-doh ]
/ si ˌdi fɛnˈdɛn doʊ /
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adverb Law.

in self-defense: homicide committed se defendendo.

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Origin of se defendendo

First recorded in 1540–50, se defendendo is from Latin sē dēfendendō

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