RIVAL , one who competes with another, one who strives to out-do or excel another or to gain an
See also:object or end before or in preference to, another . The Latin rivalis, which. was in classical Latin used of a competitor in love, meant by derivation one who used the same
See also:brook or stream (rivus) as another, hence a neighbour; thus in the
See also:Digest, xliii . 20, i . 26, " si inter rivales, id est qui per eundem rivum aquam ducunt, sit contentio de
See also:aquae usu." The
See also:term naturally applied more particularly to those who lived on opposite sides of a stream which would be a frequent subject of dispute as to rights .
ANTOINE DE RIVAROL (1753-1801)
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