Definition for DIS-PU-TA'TION

DIS-PU-TA'TION, n. [L. disputatio.]

  1. The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest, respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition or argument.
  2. An exercise in colleges, in which parties reason in opposition to each other, on some question proposed.

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