Defence vs. Defense

This time, we've decided to tell you all there is about these two nearly-identical words. Well, if you wanna begin your journey, come on.

"Defence" vs. "Defense" in English

What Is Their Main DIfference?

They both indicate protection. However, 'defense' is the American spelling, whereas, 'defence' is the British one.

Differences

Americans like to spell it 'defense', while, British speakers tend to spell it 'defence'. Look at the following examples:

Are you familiar with the concept of verbal self-defence?

It is better to discuss our methods of defense now.

Similarities

They are both one and the same. They indicate protecting oneself. Look below:

She's like: 'I understand you, but in my defense, I had no other choice but to cheat on you.

What methods of defence are you familiar with?

Are They Interhchangeable?

Most native speakers use them interchangeably. Compare:

✓ My defense attorney turned silent and sat back in her chair.

✓ My defence attorney turned silent and sat back in her chair.

As you can see, they are both the same.

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