débat

noun
dé·bat | \dāˈbä, F dābȧ\
plural -s

Definition of débat 

1 : a type of literary composition popular especially in medieval times in which two or more usually allegorical characters discuss or debate some subject — compare tenson

2 : an extended discussion, debate, or philosophical argument between two characters in a work of literature

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History and Etymology for débat

French, literally, debate, strife, altercation, from Old French debat

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