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From Middle French corrival, from Latin corrīvālis.


corrival (plural corrivals)

  1. A fellow rival; a competitor; a rival.
    • 1598, Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1:
      So he that doth redeem her thence might wear
      Without corrival all her dignities:
      But out upon this half-facd fellowship!
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, III.2.2.iv:
      [I]f you let him alone, humour him, please him, etc., and that he perceive once he hath you sure, without any corrival, his love will languish, and he will not care so much for you.
  2. A companion.
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corrival (comparative more corrival, superlative most corrival)

  1. Having rivaling claims; emulous; in rivalry.
    • Bishop William Fleetwood, An essay upon miracles
      Not thinking, perhaps, that this would be, to erect a Power equal, and corrival with that of God Almighty []


corrival (third-person singular simple present corrivals, present participle corrivalling, simple past and past participle corrivalled)

  1. To compete with; to rival