disputation

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From Old French disputation, from Latin disputatio.

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disputation (countable and uncountable, plural disputations)

  1. The act of disputing; a dispute or argument.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, page 13:
      And like the battles fought over baptism by sprinkling as opposed to total immersion, these modern-day disputations can be tedious.
  2. A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.

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