- not open to dispute or question; settled
- still being argued about; not settled
Other Word Forms of Dispute
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Dispute
- beyond dispute
- in dispute
Origin of Dispute
From Middle English disputen, from Old French desputer (French disputer), from Latin disputare (“to dispute, discuss, examine, compute, estimate”), from dis- (“apart”) + putare (“to reckon, consider, think, originally make clean, clear up”), related to purus (“pure”). Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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