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- (active form) altercō
From alter (“the other, another”).
- I have a discussion or difference with another; dispute, quarrel, wrangle, argue.
- (law) I strive to gain the victory over an opponent in a court of justice by putting questions for him to answer.
- I contend or struggle with.
- Italian: altercare
- altercor in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879