altercation

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed as Middle English altercacioun from Anglo-Norman altercacione, altercacioun, from Middle French altercacion, altercation (altercation in modern French); ultimately from Latin altercātiō, altercātiōn-.[1]

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altercation (countable and uncountable, plural altercations)

  1. Heated or angry dispute
    • 1914, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear:
      "What the hell is it to you who are my friends?" roared McMurdo in a voice which brought every head in the carriage round to witness the altercation.
    The shooting resulted from an altercation between two armed intoxicated men.

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  1. ^ altercation, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, March 2021; “altercation, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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French[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin altercatio

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altercation f (plural altercations)

  1. altercation

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