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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To contend; strive.
  • n. Contention; dispute; strife; quarreling.
  • n. Ill treatment; contumely; abuse.
  • n. Thei … token this kyngis seruauntis, and punishiden with conteke and killiden hem. Wyclif, Select Works (ed. Arnold), I. 49.

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