Conflict
Conflict Con"flict, n. [L. conflictus a striking together, fr. confligere, -flictum, to strike together, to fight: cf. F. conflit, formerly also conflict. See {Conflict}, v.] 1. A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves. [1913 Webster]

2. A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting. [1913 Webster]

As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces. --W. H. Seward. [1913 Webster]

{Conflict of laws}, that branch of jurisprudence which deals with individual litigation claimed to be subject to the conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; -- often used as synonymous with {Private international law}.

Syn: Contest; collision; struggle; combat; strife; contention; battle; fight; encounter. See {Contest}. [1913 Webster]


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