Controversy

Definition of Controversy

Con´tro`ver`sy
n.1.Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions.
This left no room for controversy about the title.
- Locke.
A dispute is commonly oral, and a controversy in writing.
- Johnson.
2.Quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference.
The Lord hath a controversy with the nations.
- Jer. xxv. 31.
3.A suit in law or equity; a question of right.
When any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment.
- 2 Sam. xv. 2.

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