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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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At the same time, Wikloff emphasizes that the "Aland Solution," while applicable in parts to conflict areas, was originally possible because the two original disputants, Finland and Sweden, "are societies based on the rule of law," something which is not necessarily true elsewhere.
The anxious disputants fritter away their lives in pursuit of the more.
Cognitive resolution is the way disputants understand and view the conflict, with beliefs and perspectives and understandings and attitudes.
The first, and shortest, illuminates the demanding nature of clerical administration by showing how clerks, moving in a world where disputants often turned to violence, faced physical dangers when representing their bishops.
It will consider the types of mediators community disputants should select to assist them with their controversies.
The praxis of industrial relations disputes resolution system seems to be oriented to containment of the disputants as well as the dispute rather than inclined towards a purposeful deliverability of sustainable solutions within the framework of legality, constitutionality and mutuality within a specified, reasonable time frame.
If disputants attempt to prevent a peace process attaining these objectives then they are, according to the prevailing mindset of the liberal peace, spoilers.
Li (2012b) categorized the TV mediation shows in China into three types: the two-party structure composed of only the mediator and the disputants; the tripartite structure with a host or hostess, the disputants, and the mediator; the quad-party structure, more with an observing panel.
Changes were most likely to occur for disputants whose average credit scores were in the middle and upper-middle quintiles (with FICO scores between 680 and 789).
Peer mediators must work to help the disputants understand the process, help maintain balance in the mediation, and practice honesty.
The Minister accentuated the significance of utilizing the spiritual atmospheres of the holy month of Ramadan in order to boost national unity amongst all components of the community, especially as this holy month during which amity, love and rapprochement increases amongst all disputants.
New York) focus on the middle ground that successful mediators forge among disputants.