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1With singular concord. The theory of agonistic rhetoric; agonistic argument.
2With singular and plural concord. Athletic combats such as those practised at the public games of the ancient Greek or Roman world.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stanley (1625–1678), poet and classical scholar. From agonistic: see -ic.
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