psychomachy

noun
psy·chom·a·chy | \-äməkē\
plural -es

Definition of psychomachy 

: a conflict of the soul (as with the body or between good and evil)

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History and Etymology for psychomachy

Late Latin psychomachia conflict of the soul, probably from Greek psych- + -machia -machy

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