Du"el (?), n. [It. duello, fr. L. duellum, orig., a contest between two, which passed into the common form bellum war, fr. duo two: cf. F. duel. See Bellicose, Two, and cf. Duello.]

A combat between two persons, fought with deadly weapons, by agreement. It usually arises from an injury done or an affront given by one to the other.

Trial by duel OldLaw, a combat between two persons for proving a cause; trial by battel. <-- NOte: this is the correct spelling of "battel"! -->


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Du"el, v. i. & t.

To fight in single combat.



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