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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Segun el Gobierno, las autoridades indigenas, como un grupo particular, no pueden tener un poder de decision no controvertible sobre el uso de los recursos del subsuelo porque la Constitucion ordena tratarlos como recursos de la nacion, porque el Convenio 169 de la OIT no habla de derecho de veto, porque la Corte Constitucional tampoco lo ha interpretado de esa manera y porque los beneficiarios de esos recursos, la totalidad de los colombianos, no pueden depender de la decision de una minoria.
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