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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dispute \Dis*pute"\, n. [Cf. F. dispute. See Dispute, v. i.] 1. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate. [1913 Webster] Addicted more To contemplation and profound dispute. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Contest; struggle; quarrel. --De Foe. [1913 Webster] Beyond dispute, Without dispute, indisputably; incontrovertibly. Syn: Altercation; controversy; argumentation; debate; discussion; quarrel; disagreement; difference; contention; wrangling. See Altercation. [1913 Webster]