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Main Entry: 1du·el
Pronunciation: primarystressd(y)ü-schwal
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin duellum "duel," from an archaic form of earlier bellum "war"; revived in the Middle Ages to mean combat between two persons because the du- suggested Latin duo "two"
1 : a combat between two persons; especially : one fought with weapons in the presence of witnesses
2 : a conflict between two opponents

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