Conflict of laws, that branch of jurisprudence which deals with individual litigation claimed to be subject to the conflicting laws of two or more states or nations; — often used as synonymous with Private international law.

Syn. — Contest; collision; struggle; combat; strife; contention; battle; fight; encounter. See Contest.

(Con*flict") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conflicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conflicting.] [L. conflictus, p. p. of confligere to conflict (cf. conflictare); con- + fligere to strike; cf. Gr. fli`bein, qli`bein, to press, L. flagrum whip.]

1. To strike or dash together; to meet in violent collision; to collide. Shak.

Fire and water conflicting together.

2. To maintain a conflict; to contend; to engage in strife or opposition; to struggle.

A man would be content to . . . conflict with great difficulties, in hopes of a mighty reward.
Abp. Tillotson.

3. To be in opposition; to be contradictory.

The laws of the United States and of the individual States may, in some cases, conflict with each other.

Syn. — To fight; contend; contest; resist; struggle; combat; strive; battle.

(Con*fix") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confixed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Confixing.] [L. confixus, p. p. of configere to fasten together.] To fix; to fasten. [Obs.] Shak.

(Con*fix"ure) n. Act of fastening. [Obs.]

(Con*fla"grant) a. [L. conflagrans, p. pr. of conflagrare; con- + flagrare to blaze. See Flagrant.] Burning together in a common flame. [R.] "The conflagrant mass." Milton.

(Con`fla*gra"tion) n. [L. conflagratio: cf. F. conflagration.] A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning.

Till one wide conflagration swallows all.

(Con*flate") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conflated; p. pr. & vb. n. Conflating.] [L. conflatus, p. p. of conflare to blow together; con- + flare to blow.] To blow together; to bring together; to collect; to fuse together; to join or weld; to consolidate.

The State-General, created and conflated by the passionate effort of the whole nation.

(Con*fla"tion) n. [L. conflatio.] A blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry. [R.] Bacon.

(Con"flict) n. [L. conflictus a striking together, fr. confligere, -flictum, to strike together, to fight: cf. F. conflit, formerly also conflict. See Conflict, v.]

1. A striking or dashing together; violent collision; as, a conflict of elements or waves.

2. A strife for the mastery; hostile contest; battle; struggle; fighting.

As soon as he [Atterbury] was himself again, he became eager for action and conflict.

An irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces.
W. H. Seward.

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