Offence is another word for offense, which is a wrongdoing or discourtesy.
When you break a legal rule or a social norm, this is an example of an offence.
Variant of offense
- SIMONY, an offence, defined below, against the law of the church.
- No offence sport, but when is the last time you looked in the mirror?
- He was still in office when the final rising of the Cubans began in February 1895, and he had to resign in March because he could not find superior officers in the army willing to help him to put down the turbulent and disgraceful demonstrations of the subalterns of Madrid garrison against newspapers which had given offence to the military.
- Seeing that Godoy, the all-powerful minister at Madrid, had given mortal offence to Napoleon early in the Prussian campaign of 1806 by calling on Spain to arm on behalf of her independence, it passes belief how he could have placed his country at the mercy of Napoleon at the end of the year 1807.
- To constitute the offence, the blasphemy must be uttered in public, be offensive in character, and have wounded the religious susceptibilities of some other person.