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rivalry (n.)

"act of rivaling, competition, strife or effort to attain an object another is pursuing," 1590s; from rival (n.) + -ry. Shakespeare has rivality ("Antony and Cleopatra"), but meaning "association, partnership, equality in rank," from the secondary sense of the Latin adjective. Jonson has rivalship (1630s); rivaltry (1640s) also was used.

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Definitions of rivalry from WordNet

rivalry (n.)
the act of competing as for profit or a prize;
Synonyms: competition / contention
From wordnet.princeton.edu