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duello

[doo-el-oh, dyoo-; Italian doo-el-law]
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noun
  1. the practice or art of dueling.
  2. the code of rules regulating dueling.
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Origin of duello

From Italian, dating back to 1580–90; see origin at duel
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Examples from the Web for duello

Historical Examples

  • They abounded in the most ultra German opinions respecting the duello.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • It was couched as an invitation, which I interpreted to—the duello.

    My Novel, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Even in their lawlessness the rude instinct of the duello swayed them.

    Cressy

    Bret Harte

  • But there is one class of cases left in which a gentleman has but one resource—the duello.

    Mrs. Darrell

    Foxcroft Davis

  • This, at the time, I knew not, being ignorant of the laws of the duello.

    The Chaplain of the Fleet

    Walter Besant and James Rice


British Dictionary definitions for duello

duello

noun plural -los
  1. the art of duelling
  2. the code of rules for duelling
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Word Origin

C16: from Italian; see duel
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