The definition of a dispute is a disagreement among people.(noun)
An example of a dispute is the different positions people take on global warming.
To dispute is defined as to question the truth of something or to fight for the lead.(verb)
See dispute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME disputen < OFr desputer < L disputare, lit., to compute, discuss, hence argue about < dis-, apart + putare, to think: see putative
See dispute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing, dis·putes verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English disputen
Origin: , from Old French desputer
Origin: , from Latin disputāre, to examine
Origin: : dis-, apart; see dis-
Origin: + putāre, to reckon; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots.
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