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Definition of Arena

  ARENA   noun
In politics, an imaginary rat-pit in which the statesman wrestles with his record.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
??ri:n? n. 1 the central part of an amphitheatre etc., where contests take place. 2 a scene of conflict; a sphere of action or discussion. řarena stage a stage situated with the audience all round it. [L (h)arena sand, sand-strewn place of combat]

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