point of contention

Definition of point of contention

  1. :  the thing that people are arguing over The main point of contention is who owns the timber rights to the land.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

    :  to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (as a brick wall) and fill in with new material

  1. :  an act or instance of contending

    :  a point advanced or maintained in a debate or argument

    :  rivalry, competition

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