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disputation

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French disputation, from Latin disputatio

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NounEdit

disputation (plural disputations)

  1. The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition, or argument.
  2. A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.

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