Etymology
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tournament (n.)

"medieval martial arts contest," c. 1200 (figurative), c. 1300 (literal), from Old French tornement "contest between groups of knights on horseback" (12c.), from tornoier "to joust, tilt, take part in tournaments" (see tourney). Modern use, in reference to games of skill, is recorded from 1761.

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Definitions of tournament

tournament (n.)
a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner;
Synonyms: tourney
tournament (n.)
a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize;
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