Altercation

Definition of Altercation

Al`ter`ca´tion
n.1.Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
Their whole life was little else than a perpetual wrangling and altercation.
- Hakewill.

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