noun(plural duellos) • historical (the duello)
- 1The custom of duelling or the established code governing duellists: the laws of the duello as laid down in every civilized countryMore example sentences
- Armado valued himself on the nicety of his skill in taking up quarrels according to the rules of art, and adjusting the ceremonies of the duello.
- He has put a mortal slight upon me, by bumping me in the solemn service of Hele-an-to; apologizing with an insult; and then refusing to abide by the duello.
- An outcry has been raised against the duello, when the fact is that the duello is simply the unit of war.
- 1.1A duel: none shall fight duellos hereMore example sentences
- Here and there fierce duellos among rival bulls took place for the possession of some shaggy one of the softer sex.
- Within a month after his letting out of prison he was killed in a duello with the husband of a lady he had took by force in the highway.
- Through my defiance, and stupid ways, here was I in a duello, and my legs not come to their strength yet, and my arms as limp as a herring.
late 16th century: Italian, 'duel'.