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- Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
- Inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate.
1864, “Visit of King James to Oxford in 1605: Tobacologia: Date of "Macbeth"”, Notes and Queries:
- He was followed by a disputatious gentleman, who had the temerity to maintain before the royal misocapnist (the Counterblast had not as yet issued from the monarch's lips, but his anti-nicotian prejudices were well known,) the thesis, that "tobacco must needs be good;" proceeding to his proof "by enumeration or induction, because Kings, Princes, Nobles, Earles, Lords, Knights, Gentlemen of all Countries and Nations, reckoning a number, loved it."
relating to something that is in question