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Defensive

defensive adj

1 : serving to defend or as part of a defense [a pleading]
2 : devoted to resisting or preventing aggressive actions [a recapitalization…to escape a takeover attempt "Barbara Franklin"]
de·fen·sive·ly adv



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.