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Definition: To bid defiance
, n. [OF. defiance, desfiance, challenge,
fr. desfier to challenge, F. d['e]fier. See Defy
1. The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to
combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.
A war without a just defiance made. --Dryden.
Stood for her cause, and flung defiance down.
2. A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition
to resist; contempt of opposition.
He breathed defiance to my ears. --Shak.
3. A casting aside; renunciation; rejection. [Obs.]
“Defiance to thy kindness.”
To bid defiance
, To set at defiance
, to defy; to
disregard recklessly or contemptuously. --Locke.