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single combat

Syllabification: sin·gle com·bat

Definition of single combat in English:

noun

Fighting between two people: these two have been engaging in single combat for years
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  • The parties, or champions on their behalf, would fight in formal single combat and the winner would be deemed to be the successful party in the case.
  • The tournament in this period was no carefully regulated single combat, but a great mêlée involving hundreds of knights, mimicking and rehearsing for warfare.
  • Although gladiators were clearly Roman, the values presented in gladiatorial single combat were central to Greek culture as well as to Roman.

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