attempt to equal, bout, challenge, combat, conflict, contentio, contest, corrivalry, encounter, engagement, open contest, opposition, outrivalry, pitting of strength, pitting of wits, race, rivalry, scramble, strife, striving for superiority, struggle for superiority, trial of superiority, vying for ascendance
associated concepts: competitive bidding, competitive class, competitive examination, fair competition, free and open competition, unfair competition, unreasonable interference with competition
conflict, contention (opposition), rival, strife, struggle
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
For a competition to be valid, success must depend to a substantial degree on the exercise of skill. For example, it cannot merely consist of guessing the outcome of a race, competition or other event. Participation can be made dependent on the payment of a contribution.
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.
n. Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.