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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (one's own protection)
a. self-defense
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tras el asalto, Claudia tomó un curso en autodefensa.After she was mugged, Claudia took a course in self-defense.
b. self-defence (United Kingdom)
El acusado alega que sus acciones fueron en autodefensa.The accused says that his actions were done in self-defence.
2. (member of a paramilitary group)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. vigilante
El antiguo autodefensa es ahora un miembro del cartel.The former vigilante is now a member of the cartel.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. self-defense
self-defence; self-defense; (EEUU)
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