Meaning of defendance in English:

defendance

Pronunciation /dɪˈfɛnd(ə)ns/

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noun

historical Psychology
  • In or with reference to the writings of the American psychologist H. A. Murray (1893–1988): a motivational state arising from a need to defend the self from criticism; defensiveness.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). Originally from Middle French defendance defence, resistance from defendre + -ance.