Definition of dispute
(Entry 1 of 2)
: to engage in argument : debate especially : to argue irritably or with irritating persistence
1a : to make the subject of verbal controversy or disputation Legislators hotly disputed the bill.
b : to call into question or cast doubt upon Her honesty was never disputed. The witness disputed the defendant's claim.
2a : to struggle against : oppose disputed the advance of the invaders
b : to contend over disputing ownership of the land
Definition of dispute (Entry 2 of 2)
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