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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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No; it's only disputing, and bragging, the way children do.
Without disputing a maxim urged by such grave authority, the Palmer thanked them for their courtesy, but observed that he had included in his religious vow, an obligation never to speak in the kitchen on matters which were prohibited in the hall.
Finally, tired of disputing, and remorseful for their acrimony, they dined amicably together.
But what I chiefly admired, and thought altogether unaccountable, was the strong disposition I observed in them towards news and politics, perpetually inquiring into public affairs, giving their judgments in matters of state, and passionately disputing every inch of a party opinion.
I am not disputing that, but perhaps the normal man should be stupid, how do you know?
The battery was disputing with a distant antagonist and the gunners were wrapped in admiration of their shooting.
You are disputing which shall fight me first, but you do not consult me who am most concerned in the matter.
At first, like Colonel Shute and Governor Burner, he was engaged in disputing with the Legislature about his salary.
The Wesleyans, you know, are strong Arminians; and Seth, who could never abide anything harsh and was always for hoping the best, held fast by the Wesleyans from the very first; but I thought I could pick a hole or two in their notions, and I got disputing wi' one o' the class leaders down at Treddles'on, and harassed him so, first o' this side and then o' that, till at last he said, 'Young man, it's the devil making use o' your pride and conceit as a weapon to war against the simplicity o' the truth.
They are disputing about Victor, of whom Hunsden affirms that his mother is making a milksop.
Finally, towards the close of the day, when it was clear that the Grandmother was about to play her last bank-note, there could be seen standing behind her chair no fewer than six natives of Poland--persons who, as yet, had been neither audible nor visible; and as soon as ever the old lady played the note in question, they took no further notice of her, but pushed their way past her chair to the table; seized the money, and staked it--shouting and disputing the while, and arguing with the "gentleman of honour" (who also had forgotten the Grandmother's existence), as though he were their equal.