Offense or Offence (see -ce/-se) may refer to:

  • Offence (law), a violation of the penal law
  • Offense (sports), the action of engaging an opposing team with the objective of scoring
  • Offense (policy debate), arguments that make a definite value judgment about an advocacy
  • The Offence, a 1972 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet
  • "Offense" (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Other articles related to "offense":

American Football League All-Star Game - Game History
... Lemm (Houston) WSid Gillman (San Diego) ABC 1962 January 13, 1963 West, 21-14 West 2-0 Offense Curtis McClinton, RB, Dallas Texans Defense Earl Faison, DE, Chargers Balboa Stadium, San Diego ...
American Football Strategy - Offensive Strategy - Specific Offensive Strategies
... combination of passing plays and running plays, the offense tries to gain the yards needed for a first down, touchdown, or field goal ... coordinators have developed some well-known and widely-used offensive strategies Option offense Streak and Read Principle Offense Smashmouth offense Air Coryell offense Spread offense West Coast offense Pistol ...
... of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offense ... is an accomplice, even though in the absence of an underlying offense keeping a lookout or driving a car would not be an offense ... situations where it cannot be shown the party personally carried out the criminal offense, but where another person may have carried out the illegal act(s) as an agent of the charged, working ...

Famous quotes containing the word offense:

    O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven;
    It hath the primal eldest curse upon ‘t,
    A brother’s murder. Pray can I not,
    Though inclination be as sharp as will;
    My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent,
    And like a man to double business bound
    I stand in pause where I shall first begin,
    And both neglect. What if this cursed hand
    Were thicker than itself with brother’s blood,
    Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens
    To wash it white as snow?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven,
    It hath the primal eldest curse upon’t,
    A brother’s murder.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    When offense occurred, Slaughter took the trail, and seldom returned with a live prisoner. Usually he reported that he had chased the suspect “clean out of the county”; these suspects never reappeared in Tombstone—or anywhere else.
    —Administration in the State of Ariz, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)