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-certō āvī, ātus, āre. — In battle,

to go through a contest, fight out: pari condicione belli secum, Cs.: proelio, fight a decisive battle, Cs.: proeliis cum acerrimis nationibus: vi contra vim: armis pro meā salute: ferro in ultima, O.: manu: de imperio in Italiā.—In gen., to contend, strive, dispute, vie: non disceptando decertandum, armis fuit dimicandum: cum consulibus: Africus Decertans Aquilonibus, H.

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