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single combat

noun

uncountable
  • in single combat
    en combate singular
    Example sentences
    • 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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