Dispute

Definition of Dispute

Dis`pute´
v. i.1.To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
[imp. & p. p. Disputed; p. pr. & vb. n. Disputing.]
Therefore disputed [reasoned, Rev. Ver.] he in synagogue with the Jews.
- Acts xvii. 17.
v. t.1.To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
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 Spaniards.
- Prescott.
4.To struggle against; to resist.
Dispute it [grief] like a man.
- Shak.
n.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.
- Milton.
2.Contest; struggle; quarrel.
Beyond dispute
indisputably; incontrovertibly.

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