Controvert


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Controvert

To contest, deny, or take issue with.

A claim of reckless driving alleged in a plaintiff's complaint that initiates a lawsuit for Negligence is controverted by the statements made in the defendant's answer that he or she was driving at a speed below the speed limit and was observing the rules of the road.

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'This false narrative has always been strongly controverted by Pakistan and its Armed Forces,' the petition said.
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During the course of proceedings, Bashir pleaded before the bench that neither the trial court's judge appreciated the facts and evidence on the record nor considered the aspect and not a single defence witness was produced to controvert the allegations levelled against the suspects.
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This "finding" seems to controvert the results of the last JVIB readers' survey, in which the majority of respondents indicated that they felt the journal published too much research and shared their wishes for more practice-oriented articles.
But the sciences themselves are subject to scrutiny in court, where hired experts controvert each other and juries of laymen or panels of judges must decide among them.
"This is an invitation--even for its detractors--to give it a shot before trying to controvert it."
In the opening chapter of this collection, researchers at the National Cancer Institute discuss the clinical applications, side effects, and overall effects of androgen-deprivation therapy, clinical studies that support or controvert its use in selected patient populations and stages of prostate cancer, and the biology of castrate-resistant prostate cancer and novel approaches to its treatment.
Murray involved a total controvert in a proceeding before a judge of compensation claims in which the claimant prevailed, whereas the bulk of workers' compensation cases settle.
Controvert, or, On the lie; and other philosophical dialogues.
Currently, the department said, insurers often feel pressured to controvert cases before they receive all of the relevant information before deadlines expire.
1984); Herndon, 716 F.2d at 1329 ("Even where the feasibility of remedial measures is as apparent as in our case, manufacturers should be deemed to controvert that feasibility unless they unequivocally admit it.