opponency

noun
op·​po·​nen·​cy | \ əˈpōnənsē \
plural -es

Definition of opponency

2 archaic : the action of maintaining an opposing argument in or opening an academic disputation (as in trying for a degree) by proposing objections to a tenet

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opponent entry 2 + -cy

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“Opponency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opponency. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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