noun dé·bat \dāˈbä, F dābȧ\

Definition of débat



  1. 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. 2 :  an extended discussion, debate, or philosophical argument between two characters in a work of literature

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Origin and Etymology of débat

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

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a trip made at another's expense

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