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joust (s), jousts (pl) (nouns)
1. A real or a simulated fight in which two knights on horseback ride toward each other and try to force the other one of his horse with lances or other weapons: "The knights were competing in a joust for a special prize of money and recognition by the king."
2. A personal competition, combat, or struggle; now, usually a verbal one; especially, for power or control: "He was a politician who enjoyed a joust with his political opponents."

"The candidates were seen in several jousts with each other on TV as they tried to gain their party's nomination for president."

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joust, joust, just
joust (JOUST, JUST) (noun)
A combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances; a tilting match: The chevalier put on his armor as he prepared himself for the joust.
joust (JOUST, JUST) (verb)
To engage in a personal combat or competition: American football can be described as players trying to joust with each other when they run into each other, knocking their opponents down.
just (JUST) (adjective)
1. Honorable and fair in one's dealings and action: Her Honor, Judge Smith, was always just in her decisions at court.
2. Valid within the law; lawful: The verdict made by the judge for the man to pay the traffic fine was a just decision.

The knight tried to assure his lady fair, saying "Don't worry, it is just a joust and no one will be injured."

joust, jousts, jousted, jousting (verbs)
1. To fight on horseback or combat with lances; to tilt with blunted lances: "The knights jousted against each other in competition for the prize."
2. To engage in a personal combat or competition or to argue with each oher: "There was a lot of jousting between the lawyers at the trial."

"The congressional candidates were jousting with each other several times in a televised debates."

3. Etymology: from Old French joster, "to joust, to tilt"; from Vulgar (Common) Latin juxtare "to approach, to come together, to meet"; originally, "to be next to"; from Latin juxta, "beside, near" and related to jungere, "to join".
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