Definition of defension in English:

defension

noun

  • In Roman Catholic colleges: a formal oral defence before an audience of a thesis or proposition. Compare "defence""viva" Now historical and rare.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From (i) Anglo-Norman defensioun, defencion, difencion, Anglo-Norman and Middle French defension defence, protection, instrument of defence.

Pronunciation

defension

/dɪˈfɛnʃn/