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Definition of Disputes
DisputeDispute Dis*pute", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disputed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disputing.] [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer,
disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- +
putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order,
reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]
To contend in argument; to argue against something
maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to
reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
Therefore disputed [reasoned, --Rev. Ver.] he in
synagogue with the Jews. --Acts xvii.
17. DisputeDispute Dis*pute", n. [Cf. F. dispute. See Dispute, v. i.]
1. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or
expression of opposing views or claims; controversial
discussion; altercation; debate.
Addicted more To contemplation and profound dispute.
2. Contest; struggle; quarrel. --De Foe.
Beyond dispute, Without dispute, indisputably;
Syn: Altercation; controversy; argumentation; debate;
discussion; quarrel; disagreement; difference;
contention; wrangling. See Altercation. DisputeDispute Dis*pute", v. t.
1. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to
The rest I reserve it be disputed how the magistrate
is to do herein. --Milton.
2. To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to
overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition
to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of;
as, to dispute assertions or arguments.
To seize goods under the disputed authority of writs
of assistance. --Bancroft.
3. To strive or contend about; to contest.
To dispute the possession of the ground with the
4. To struggle against; to resist. [Obs.]
Dispute it [grief] like a man. --Shak.
Syn: To controvert; contest; gainsay; doubt; question; argue;
debate; discuss; impugn. See Argue.
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