Oppugning
Oppugn Op*pugn", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Oppugned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Oppugning}.] [OF. oppugner, L. oppugnare; ob (see {Ob-}) + pugnare to fight. See {Impugn}.] To fight against; to attack; to be in conflict with; to oppose; to resist. [1913 Webster]

They said the manner of their impeachment they could not but conceive did oppugn the rights of Parliament. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Oppugn — Op*pugn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Oppugned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Oppugning}.] [OF. oppugner, L. oppugnare; ob (see {Ob }) + pugnare to fight. See {Impugn}.] To fight against; to attack; to be in conflict with; to oppose; to resist. [1913 Webster] They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oppugnancy — Op*pug nan*cy, n. [See {Oppugnant}.] The act of oppugning; opposition; resistance. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oppugned — Oppugn Op*pugn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Oppugned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Oppugning}.] [OF. oppugner, L. oppugnare; ob (see {Ob }) + pugnare to fight. See {Impugn}.] To fight against; to attack; to be in conflict with; to oppose; to resist. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • oppugn — (v.) mid 15c., from L. oppugnare to fight against, from ob toward, against (see OB (Cf. ob )) + pugnare to fight (see PUGNACIOUS (Cf. pugnacious)). Related: Oppugned; oppugning …   Etymology dictionary

  • oppugnancies — n. opposition, resistance, act of oppugning, act of fighting against …   English contemporary dictionary

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