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defensor
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el defensor, la defensora(
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This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (supporter)
a. defender
El profesor Charcas es un acérrimo defensor de la educación gratuita.Professor Charcas is a staunch defender of free education.
b. champion
Soy una defensora de los derechos de los animales, por eso me hice vegana.I'm a champion of animal rights, that's why I became a vegan.
2. (legal)
a. defense attorney
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El defensor negoció un convenio declaratorio con la fiscalía.The defense attorney negotiated a plea bargain with the prosecution.
b. defence lawyer (United Kingdom)
La defensora presentó pruebas documentales que probaban la inocencia del acusado.The defence lawyer provided documentary evidence that proved the defendant was innocent.
3. (sports)
a. defender
Un error del defensor les regaló el partido a los rivales.A mistake by the defender gave the game away to their rivals.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (in favor of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Los políticos defensores de seguir en la Unión Europea han intensificado su campaña para ganar el referéndum.Politicians who support remaining in the European Union have stepped up their campaign to win the referendum.
Grupos de estudiantes defensores de los derechos de la mujer protestaron frente al ayuntamiento.Women's-rights student groups rallied in front of the town hall.
5. (legal)
a. defense
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi padre actuó como abogado defensor en el caso de mala praxis.My dad was the defense attorney on the malpractice case.
b. defence (United Kingdom)
El abogado defensor realizó una objeción pero el juez la desestimó.The defense lawyer objected, but the judge overruled it.
6. (sports)
a. defending
El joven boxeador se enfrentará al campeón defensor del título la próxima semana.The young boxer will face the defending champion next week.
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defensor
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a.
abogado defensorcounsel for the defense
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (de ideal, persona)
a. defender
3. (abogado)
a. counsel for the defense
4. (adalid)
a. champion
un gran defensor de la paza great campaigner for peace
defensor del puebloombudsman
defensor del soldadopublic body created to defend soldiers' rights, especially young soldiers doing military service
el defensor del títulothe defending champion
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defensora defensora
1 (protector) [de territorio, intereses] defender; [de causa, idea, derechos] defender; champion
mi pastor alemán es un defensor feroz my Alsatian is a fierce guard dog
un defensor de los derechos humanos un defensor de la democracia se ha convertido en el defensor de los derechos de los tibetanos es un firme defensor de la integración de las distintas etnias del país el defensor de la teoría económica de Reagan era el hombre mejor colocado en las primarias para gobernador es un defensor de la teoría de que el declive del rugby en Gales está directamente relacionado con la reconversión industrial defensor(a) del cliente defensor(a) del lector La periodista Soledad Gallego-Díaz ha sido nombrada [Defensora del Lector] de El País por el director del periódico.
defensor(a) del pueblo ombudsman
2 (Jur) defence lawyer; defense attorney o lawyer; (EEUU)
el defensor interrogó al testigo counsel for the defence o defending counsel cross-examined the witness
3 (Dep) [de título] defender
el defensor del título de liga
adjective
1 (protector)
una asociación defensora de los derechos de los marginados an organization which defends o protects the rights of the underprivileged; una organización defensora de los derechos civiles a civil rights organization
2 (Jur)
abogado defensor defence lawyer; defense attorney o lawyer; (EEUU)
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