prize fight

A pugilistic encounter or boxing match for a prize or wager. 4 Am J2d Amuse §§ 81, 86. Engaging in any fight for a prize, stake, or reward, whether in public or private and however conducted, in which the contestants intend to inflict some degree of bodily harm on each other. People v Taylor, 96 Mich 576 56 NW 27; Seville v State, 49 Ohio St 1 17, 30 NE 621.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Prize fight — Prize Prize (pr[imac]z), n. [F. prise a seizing, hold, grasp, fr. pris, p. p. of prendre to take, L. prendere, prehendere; in some senses, as 2 (b), either from, or influenced by, F. prix price. See {Prison}, {Prehensile}, and cf. {Pry}, and also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prize fight — prize fights also prizefight N COUNT A prize fight is a boxing match where the boxers are paid to fight, especially one that is not official. Banning boxing would achieve nothing, and may result in worse injuries from illegal prize fights …   English dictionary

  • prize|fight|er — «PRYZ FY tuhr», noun. a man who boxes for money …   Useful english dictionary

  • prize|fight — «PRYZ FYT», noun. a boxing match between professional fighters that people pay money to see …   Useful english dictionary

  • prize fight — /ˈpraɪz faɪt/ (say pruyz fuyt) noun a contest between professional boxers for a money prize. –prize fighter, noun –prize fighting, noun, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • prize fight — noun a boxing match between professional boxers for a cash prize • Syn: ↑prizefight • Derivationally related forms: ↑prizefight, ↑prizefight (for: ↑prizefight) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prize fight — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. boxing match, fight, ring*; see boxing , sport 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • prize fight — title fight, boxing match to determine championship rankings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prize fight — n boxing match, match, pugilistic contest, contest in the ring, bout, fight, sparring match; boxing, fisticuffs, sparring …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • prize fight —   Ku iku i, mokomoko, ku iku i pu upu u, pelēpelē (for sport) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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