actual controversy

noun

Legal Definition of actual controversy

: a real dispute between parties with true adverse legal interests based on facts existing at the time the suit is brought

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“Actual controversy.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/actual%20controversy. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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