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n. A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves. A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting. 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.


Syn. - Contest; collision; struggle; combat; strife; contention; battle; fight; encounter. See Contest


 - vb. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle. To be in opposition; to be contradictory.


Syn. - To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle. 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.

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