Conflict

Definition of Conflict

Con`flict´
n.1.A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.
2.A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.
As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict.
- Macaulay.
An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces.
- W. H. Seward.
Conflict of laws
that branch of jurisprudence which deals with individual litigation claimed to be subject to the conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; - often used as synonymous with Private international law.
v. i.1.To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide.
[imp. & p. p. Conflicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conflicting.]
2.To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.
A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward.
- Abp. Tillotson.
3.To be in opposition; to be contradictory.
The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other.
- Wheaton.

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