in defiance of


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in defiance of

In spite of, with outright disregard for, as in They went on strike in defiance of union policy. This term was first recorded in 1750.
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in defiance of

In spite of; contrary to: went on strike in defiance of union policy.
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But in defiance of the High Court orders they arrived in Islamabad and what followed is known not only to the people of Pakistan but the whole world.
The latest combined exercise is part of strong military action from the two allies after Pyongyang test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) early Tuesday in defiance of international sanctions.
The attempt to extend protests came in defiance of the interior ministry calling on Morsi supporters to leave the Rab Al-Adaweya and Nahda Square camps, which it has described as "a threat to national security.
North Korea's top governing body warns that the regime will conduct its third nuclear test in defiance of UN punishment, and makes clear that its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads aimed at striking the United States.
INS said that the activists "jeopardized the safe operations of the Atlantic Osprey, put their own lives at risk and, we believe, acted in defiance of international maritime law and German law.