Defiance is defined as the act of standing up to an opponent or authority.(noun)
An example of defiance is a group of nurses walking out on the job and picketing against the hospital.
See defiance in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME defiaunce < OFr defiance < defier, defy
See defiance in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English defiaunce
Origin: , from Old French desfiance
Origin: , from desfier, to defy; see defy.
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