Definition of MOD abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌem əʊ ˈdiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌem ˈdiː//
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Ministry of Defence (the government department in Britain that is responsible for defence) Culture the British government department in charge of the armed forces. It was established in 1964, when the Admiralty, the War Office and the Air Ministry were joined together. It is in Whitehall and the title of its head is Secretary of State for Defence.