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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.

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The 1263 disputation between Rabbi Moses ben Nahman (Nahmanides) and a Jewish convert to Christianity--Paul Christian--is one of the most well-known theological exchanges between a Christian and a Jew in the Middle Ages.
In attending the school lessons and exercises, he would feel at home with the lectures and disputations....
Joshua Rodda's new monograph--a revised and expanded version of his doctoral thesis--aims to provide a specialised analysis of 'the history of public religious disputation, as a practice and phenomenon that shaped religious controversy, and was ultimately broken down by it' (p.
Given that the solutions that emerge from their disputations and analyses will be the product of technocratic -- not democratic -- processes, they are likely to trigger populist backlashes.
Debate, division, disputation and confusion favor them.
The story is set with the backdrop of industrial disputation in Queensland with the ARU locked in a bitter dispute with the Queensland Labor Government as well as sections of the ALP.
THE SOURCE: "Toward a Cultural History of Scholastic Disputation" by Alex J.
Because (oblique) reference to this disputation can be found in the McKay biographies by Tillery and Cooper, we shall not claim these forgotten texts as "discoveries." Nonetheless, one of the things that make the rediscovery of the Schuyler-McKay interchange all the more interesting today is that it prefigures the intense "integration versus separation" debates of the 1960s.
1517: Martin Luther nailed his 95 'theses' to the church door at Wittenberg - a standard university way of presenting a disputation - which proved to be the spark for the Protestant Reformation.
"My interest here as prime minister is to see this industrial disputation resolved and for us to know that Qantas is functioning and that employees are being properly dealt with within Qantas," she said Sunday.
Also, and in a similar vein, because an exchange between Judas/Herman and the Christian monk and polymath, Rupert of Duetz, plays a role in the former's journey to Christianity, Schmitt goes deep into the history of Jewish-Christian dialog and debate, including the genre conventions associated with disputation texts.
Salam won the trust and pride of disputation panel when he brought his thesis on setting standards in writing Islamic Education text book for level three of the Basic Education - a dissertation he presented before the panel for a doctoral degree.