Defense Against The Dark Arts is the study of defending oneself against various facets of the dark arts. Subjects taught include defending against dark creatures, hexes and jinxes, as well as duelling.
De·fense A·gainst The Dark Arts
/dəˈfens əˈɡenst T͟Hē därk ärts/
Defense Against The Dark Arts History
The Defence Against The Dark Arts position at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was long thought to be jinxed, due to the fact that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named applied for the position, and when Headmaster Albus Dumbledore turned him down for the position, no Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher lasted longer than a year from that point until his final defeat in 1998.
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