The act of offending in any sense; esp., a crime or a sin, an affront or an injury.
The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure; as, to cause offense.
A crime; any act which contravenes the criminal law of the state in which it occurs.
the charged offense is the crime for which the defendant was arrested or filed on by the district attorney. The convicted offense is the offense the defendant was convicted of or pled guilty to in court. The sustained offense is the offense for which the juvenile court sustains a petition.
In any contest, the act or process of attacking as contrasted with the act of defending; the offensive; as, to go on the offense.
The members of a team who have the primary responsibility to score goals, in contrast to those who have the responsibility to defend, i.e. to prevent the opposing team from scoring goal.
the team, or any player of the team, at bat.
The team that has possession of the basketball. Also, a structured pattern of play that a team uses while attempting to score.