passage of arms

passage of arms
1. Any armed struggle
2. An encounter, esp in words
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Main Entry:passage

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passage of (or at) arms
a fight or dispute

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  • passage — pas•sage [[t]ˈpæs ɪdʒ[/t]] n. v. saged, sag•ing 1) a portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc.: a passage of Scripture[/ex] 2) a phrase or other division of a musical work 3) an act or instance of passing from one place,… …   From formal English to slang

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