Variant of duel
- a formal fight between two persons armed with deadly weapons: it is prearranged and witnessed by two others, called seconds, one for each combatant
- any contest or encounter suggesting such a fight, usually between two persons: a verbal duel
Origin: Middle English duelle ; from Midieval Latin duellum ; from Old Latin dvellum (L bellum), war ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dāu-, an unverified form deu-, to injure, destroy, burn from source Sanskrit dū, pain, Old English teona, harm
- duelist noun
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