dispute

[ dih-spyoot ]SEE DEFINITION OF dispute

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISPUTE

But it was always my notion, that children should not dispute their parents' authority.

But, if it be to ease her heart, and not to dispute my will, you may hear her out.

The beauty of the Turkish women is still a matter of dispute.

I could not dispute the evidence of the bit of shivered glass.

Now, where there is an et cetera in an agreement, there is always an opening for dispute.

And then there was our dispute at Albany--in the Patroon's mansion, you will recall.

There had been some dispute about payment, and the Britisher had slapped the dragoman's face.

Baxter says of him, complainingly, "he would not dispute with me at all."

Provided we agree about the thing, it is needless to dispute about the terms.

I dispute the claim, said the Englishman, restraining himself by a powerful effort.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French desputer (12c.) "dispute, fight over, contend for, discuss," from Latin disputare "weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain," from dis- "separately" (see dis-) + putare "to count, consider," originally "to prune" (see pave).

Used in Vulgate in sense of "to argue, contend with words." Related: Disputable; disputed; disputing. The noun is not certainly recorded before 1590s (disputacioun in that sense is from late 14c.).

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