Definitions

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  • n. opposition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Opposition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Opposition; resistance; assault.

Etymologies

Latin oppugnatio: compare Old French oppugnation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is not an oppugnation or attack; for that belongs to further progress, [in the sin], as we shall, afterwards perceive.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • The Council for New England, perpetually embarrassed by the oppugnation of the Virginia Company and the reasonable jealousy of Parliament, had recourse to a variety of expedients to realize the benefits vainly expected by its projectors.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

  • Of loyalty, this majority could as reasonably boast as any who may happen to enjoy your excellency's smiles: their reputation, rank, and fortune, are at least equal to those who may have sometimes been considered as the only friends in good government; while some of the best blood in the colony, even in the two houses of assembly, lawfully convened and duly acting, have been openly charged with the unpardonable crime of oppugnation against the royal authority.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

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