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Dispute

A conflict or controversy; a conflict of claims or rights; an assertion of a right, claim, or demand on one side, met by contrary claims or allegations on the other. The subject of litigation; the matter for which a suit is brought and upon which issue is joined, and in relation to which jurors are called and witnesses examined. A labor dispute is any disagreement between an employer and his or her employees concerning anything job-related, such as tenure, hours, wages, fringe benefits, and employment conditions.

dispute

noun aggressive argument, altercatio, argument, bickering, challenge, clash of opinions, conflict, conflict of opinion, contention, controversia, debate, démêlé, difference, difference of opinion, disaccord, disagreement, disceptatio, discord, dissension, dissentience, dissidence, disturbance, disunity, divergence, divergent opinions, embranglement, embroilment, failure to agree, feud, imbroglio, impugnation, legal battle, nonagreement, opposition, polemic, remonstrance, remonstration, strife, variance, verbal contention, verbal controversy, verbal engagement, wrangle
Associated concepts: amount in dispute, dispute as to the amount, dispute concerning terms or conditions of emmloyment, jurisdictional dispute, labor dispute, matter in dispute, undisputed claim

dispute

(Contest), verb altercari, altercate, argue against, argue vehemently, be at cross purposes, be at variince, bring in question, call in question, challenge, clash, collide, combat, compete, concertare, conflict, confute, contend, contend for, contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, deny absolutely, deny emphatically, deny entirely, deny flatly, deny peremptorily, deny the genuineness of, differ, disagree with, dissent from, doubt, gainsay, give deeial to, have a feud with, have an altercation, have differrnces, have words with, impugn, negative, not agree, obbect to, oppose by argument, quarrel over, query, question the truth of, recriminate, refute, rixari, strive against, struggle against, take exception, take issue with, traverse
Associated concepts: disputed claim, disputed demand, dissuted issue, disputed question of fact, disputed writing, labor dispute
Foreign phrases: Non est certandum de regulis juris.There is no disputing about rules of the law.

dispute

(Debate), verb ambigere, argue, argue a case, argue a point, argue in opposition, argufy, bandy words, be contrary, bicker, carry on an argument, confute, contend in argument, contradict, controvert, differ, disagree, discept, disceptare, disputare, dissent, divide on, have a verbal connroversy over, hold an argument, indulge in argument, make a rejoinder, not agree, parry, rebut, refute, wrangle
See also: altercation, answer, argue, argument, battle, bicker, brawl, case, challenge, collide, conflict, confront, confrontation, contention, contest, contradict, contradiction, contravene, controversy, controvert, cross, debate, deny, differ, difference, disaccord, disaffirm, disagree, disagreement, disallow, disapprove, disbelieve, discord, dissension, dissent, doubt, except, exception, feud, fight, fracas, fray, gainsay, haggle, impeach, impugn, impugnation, incompatibility, lawsuit, matter, negate, nonconformity, object, objection, oppose, opposition, oppugn, proceeding, protest, rebut, reject, remonstrate, reply, rift, strife, subject, variance
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It may be here remarked, that the knights of these two orders were accounted hostile to King Richard, having adopted the side of Philip of France in the long train of disputes which took place in Palestine betwixt that monarch and the lion-hearted King of England.
On hearing this one of the newly arrived officers of the Brotherhood, who had been listening to the dispute and controversy, unable to restrain his anger and impatience, exclaimed, "It is a pack-saddle as sure as my father is my father, and whoever has said or will say anything else must be drunk.
Robin Hood and his men, now the Royal Archers, went with King Richard of the Lion Heart through England settling certain private disputes which had arisen among the Norman barons while the King was gone to the Holy Land.
In the same way I fancied that those nations which, starting from a semi-barbarous state and advancing to civilization by slow degrees, have had their laws successively determined, and, as it were, forced upon them simply by experience of the hurtfulness of particular crimes and disputes, would by this process come to be possessed of less perfect institutions than those which, from the commencement of their association as communities, have followed the appointments of some wise legislator.
Territorial disputes have at all times been found one of the most fertile sources of hostility among nations.
Who shall settle the terms of peace, and in case of disputes what umpire shall decide between them and compel acquiescence?
Circulation was impeded, and everywhere disputes, discussions, and financial transactions were going on.
And amid the various cries one heard disputes, reproaches, groans of weariness and fatigue; the voices of most of them were hoarse and weak.
Coquenard, she could not restrain her tears; but no evil impressions were taken from her grief as she was known to be very much attached to her relatives, about whom she was constantly having serious disputes with her husband.
Thus she both was, and still is, respected beyond measure by her children, by Alcinous himself, and by the whole people, who look upon her as a goddess, and greet her whenever she goes about the city, for she is a thoroughly good woman both in head and heart, and when any women are friends of hers, she will help their husbands also to settle their disputes.
The Venetians, moved, as I believe, by the above reasons, fostered the Guelph and Ghibelline factions in their tributary cities; and although they never allowed them to come to bloodshed, yet they nursed these disputes amongst them, so that the citizens, distracted by their differences, should not unite against them.
But it was chiefly around myself that the disputes raged.