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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Self-defense \Self`-de*fense"\, n. The act of defending one's own person, property, or reputation. [1913 Webster] In self-defense (Law), in protection of self, -- it being permitted in law to a party on whom a grave wrong is attempted to resist the wrong, even at the peril of the life of the assailiant. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]