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defender

A type of firm identified by Raymond Miles and Charles Snow in their typology of 'strategic types'. It is a mature firm in a mature industry that seeks to protect its market position ...

Defenders

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
77 words

... were Irish catholics who banded together to combat the protestant Peep o’ Day Boys. They began to organize in the 1780s and in the 1790s merged with the United Irishmen . There were frequent clashes between defenders and the protestants, numerous murders, arming, and drilling: in one encounter at Ballina in 1794 about 70 persons are said to have been killed. The spread of catholic disaffection culminated in the Irish rising of 1798 . J. A....

Defenders

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
228 words

... , secret society, originally the Catholic opponents of the Peep of Day Boys in Co. Armagh. From 1790 Defenderism spread into other Ulster counties, and into the northern half of Leinster, including Dublin city. During 1794–5 an explosion of Defender activity in Connacht led to Lord Carhampton's ( see Luttrell, Henry ) notorious impressment for naval service of over 1,000 suspects. Sporadic contact from the early 1790s with the United Irishmen ( see Tandy, James Napper ) developed, probably by 1796 , into a formal alliance. Defenders as well...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
46 words

... were Irish catholics who banded together to combat the protestant Peep o' Day Boys . They began to organize in the 1780s and in the 1790s merged with the United Irishmen . The spread of catholic disaffection culminated in the Irish rising of 1798...

human rights defenders

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
195 words

...that they conform to ‘the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society’ (art. 17). A Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders was established by Commission on Human Rights Res. 2000/61 of 26 April 2000 , principally to recommend effective strategies for the better protection of human rights defenders...

Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife

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William Funk

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
378 words

...v. Defenders of Wildlife , 504 U.S. 555 ( 1992 ), argued 3 Dec. 1991 , decided 12 June 1992 by a vote of 7 to 2; Scalia for the Court, Kennedy concurring in part, joined by Souter , Stevens concurring in the judgment, Blackmun in dissent, joined by O'Connor . In Lujan , which held that the environmental plaintiffs did not have standing to bring suit, Justice Antonin Scalia articulated his theory of standing as an element of the separation of powers . The Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service had rescinded a joint...

Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife

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The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
378 words

...v. Defenders of Wildlife , 504 U.S. 555 ( 1992 ), argued 3 Dec. 1991 , decided 12 June 1992 by a vote of 7 to 2; Scalia for the Court, Kennedy concurring in part joined by Souter, Stevens concurring in the judgment, Blackmun in dissent joined by O’Connor. In Lujan, which held that the environmental plaintiffs did not have standing to bring suit, Justice Antonin Scalia articulated his theory of standing as an element of the separation of powers. The Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service had rescinded a joint regulation that...

Defenders, the

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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Current Version:
2011

..., the . A Catholic Secret Society established as a defence against the violence of the Protestant Peep O' Day Boys in Co. Armagh in the late 1780s. Unlike such predecessors as the Whiteboys , the movement was highly politicized, and like the Orange Order used rituals copied from Freemasonry. Associated with the United Irishmen , the society was dispersed following the defeat of the Rebellion Of 1798 , but reappeared in 1811 as the Ribbonmen...

ear defenders

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
33 words
Defenders

Defenders  

Were Irish catholics who banded together to combat the protestant Peep o' Day Boys. They began to organize in the 1780s and in the 1790s merged with the United Irishmen. The spread of catholic ...
Red Hand Defenders

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011

...Hand Defenders . A title of convenience used by members of the uda/uff , uvf and other Northern Ireland Loyalist paramilitary organizations, especially when carrying out sectarian atrocities. Another version is Red Hand...

defender

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A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
48 words

...defender A type of firm identified by Raymond Miles and Charles Snow in their typology of ‘strategic types’. It is a mature firm in a mature industry that seeks to protect its market position through efficient production, strong control mechanisms, continuity, and reliability. See also analyser , prospector , reactor ....

human rights defenders

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The Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups, and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Internationally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, annexed to ...
Chicago Defender

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,629 words

...skewered antiblack politicians. Pullman porters distributed the Defender nationwide to black sellers. African American actors sold copies to theater patrons. Abbott's church chorale helped with story ideas and sales until the Defender appeared on newsstands in the 1910s. The Defender 's Powerful Moral Suasion. Abbott built the Defender 's reputation by positively reporting African Americans’ achievements. The Defender mostly referred to blacks as the “Race” to foster pride. The Defender frequently reported African Americans’ military heroism. Major...

defender's fallacy

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A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

...'s fallacy A mis-statement of a probability as a result of a misunderstanding of conditional probability . See also prosecutor's fallacy . As an example, suppose that a blood type possessed by only 1% of the population is found at a crime scene. The accused has blood of this type. The defender argues that, since the population size is one million, there are 10 000 with this blood type and therefore the probability that it is the accused who is guilty is 1 in 10 000. For a randomly chosen person, let A be the event ( see sample space ) ‘person...

defender strategy

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
63 words

... strategy A competitive strategy in which a business concentrates on its existing products or services and attempts to protect (rather than expand) its market share by offering superior quality, low prices, and strong customer service. Such a policy requires firm cost control and is usually only successful in an established, stable market where there is little scope for innovation. Compare prospector strategy...

defended takeover bid

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

... takeover bid A takeover bid for a company in which the directors of the target company oppose the...

defended takeover bid

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

... takeover bid A takeover bid for a company in which the directors of the target company oppose the bid....

defended takeover bid

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
21 words

... takeover bid A takeover bid for a company in which the directors of the target company oppose the...

defended takeover bid

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
21 words

... takeover bid A takeover bid for a company in which the directors of the target company oppose the...

Public Defender Service

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
53 words

...Defender Service ( PDS ) The Public Defender Service (PDS) is a department of the Legal Aid Agency that operates alongside private providers delivering a full range of services within the criminal defence market from advice and representation at the police station and magistrates courts through to advocacy in the higher...

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