in defiance of (something)

in defiance of (something)

Regardless or in spite of something. Oh, so you snuck out last night, in defiance of the punishment your father and I had given you. In that case, you're grounded for a month now.
See also: defiance, of

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.
See also: defiance, of

in defiance of

In spite of; contrary to: went on strike in defiance of union policy.
See also: defiance, of