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CONFLICT. The opposition or difference between two judicial jurisdictions, when they both claim the right to decide a cause, or where they both declare their incompetency. The first is called a positive conflict, and the, latter a negative conflict.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Not satisfied with these options, the employee argued unsuccessfully that his supervisors also should actively assist him in finding replacements for shifts that conflicted with his Sabbath.
But as more and more people have jumped on the "save the Everglades" bandwagon in the last two decades, the good intentions of one group have often conflicted with those of others.