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battle

(Dispute), noun action, affair, affray, argument, campaign, clash, collision, conflict, confrontation, contention, contest, crusade, discord, dispute, dissension, encounter, hostilities, ordeal, resistance, row, showdown, strife, struggle

battle

(Fight), noun affray, altercation, armed conflict, bout, brawl, combat, conflict, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee, quarrel, rift, scuffle, skirmish, tussle, war, warfare

battle

(Dispute), verb altercate, argue, attack, bicker, campaign, clash, compete, contend, contest, debate, dissent, encounter, engage, grapple, litigate, oppose, resist, strike at, struggle, take on, wrangle

battle

(Fight), verb assault, attack, combat, come to blows, physically assault, pummel, resist, skirmish
See also: affray, altercation, bicker, collision, compete, conflict, confrontation, contend, contest, defy, disagree, dispute, engage, fracas, fray, grapple, involve, oppose, resistance, strife, struggle

battle

trial by battle was an ancient form of alternative dispute resolution by which parties fought each other to the death. Champions could be substituted. It was abolished in England after 1818. In Scotland, it took longer for a final determination on competency, a ruling on the point being sought only in 1985.
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Meanwhile Minerva flung her richly embroidered vesture, made with her own hands, on to her father's threshold, and donned the shirt of Jove, arming herself for battle.
I am only following your own instructions; you told me not to fight any of the blessed gods; but if Jove's daughter Venus came into battle I was to wound her with my spear.
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While Mr Battle admitted that the emails were inappropriate and dishonest, he denied that his behaviour was sexually motivated.
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On January 14, 2010, people walking the streets of Warsaw's Old Town could see medieval knights on horses from the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led by a herald who loudly announced the beginning of the preparations to the great battle at Grunwald.
In February 1945, when the battle began, the Allies were wrapping up the conflict in Europe.
Lee, normally an excellent communicator and integrator, seemed disorganized and out of touch with his key subordinates during most of the battle.
Almost without exception there is some divisive element, some opposing force that binds this research that ultimately addresses the most obvious divide: the battle between the North and the South, between the Union and the Confederacy.