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Competition


COMPETITION, noun

1. The act of seeking, or endeavoring to gain, what another is endeavoring to gain, at the same time; rivalry; mutual strife for the same object; also, strife for superiority; as the competition of two candidates for an office, or of two poets for superior reputation.

2. A state of rivalship; a state of having equal claims.

A portrait, with which one of Titians could not come in competition

3. Double claim; claim of more than one to the same thing; formerly with to, now with for.

COMPETITION to the crown there is none nor can be.

There is no competition but for the second place.