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opponency

[uh-poh-nuh n-see] /əˈpoʊ nən si/
noun
1.
an act or instance of opposing.
2.
the state of being an opponent.
Origin of opponency
1720-1730
1720-30; oppon(ent) + -ency
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  • 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

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