Defence are of two types, specific and general.
Specifie defences are those which are available in a particular wrong for example in wrong of defemation , the defenes of privilege, fair comment, or justification are available.
General defences are those defences which may be taken against action for number of wrongs, for example defence of consent may be taken an several wrongs whether it is wrong of defamation , false imprisonment or some other wrongs.
There are certain defences available to the defendant when a suit is brought against him by the plaintiff these defences are of two types specific defences and general defences .
Following are the general defences available to the defendant :-
1. Volenti not fit Injuria ( Defence of consent)
2. Plaintiff , the wrongdoer
3. Inevetible accident
4. Act of God
5. Private Defence
8. Statutory Authority