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opponency

[uh-poh-nuh n-see]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of opposing.
  2. the state of being an opponent.
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Origin of opponency

First recorded in 1720–30; oppon(ent) + -ency
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Historical Examples

  • We have no means of checking them with regard to opponency, and the University was probably in the same position.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford

    Andrew G. Little