Definition of Disputation

1. Noun. The formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote).

Exact synonyms: Debate, Public Debate
Generic synonyms: Oral Presentation, Public Speaking, Speaking, Speechmaking
Derivative terms: Debate, Dispute



2. Noun. A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement. "They were involved in a violent argument"

Definition of Disputation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Disputation

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disputation

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Literary usage of Disputation

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"In a federal republic accustomed to Diets a Public disputation— -B-».uggested ... The invitation to ~W;his disputation shows the Great Council for the first ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Finally, Duke George declared the disputation closed, and each of the ... Another memorable disputation took place in Africa a couple of centuries later ..."

3. Loyola and the Educational System of the Jesuits by Thomas Hughes (1892)
"disputation. DICTATION. 1. Many wise things had been said by the experienced masters of old on the subject of disputation. Thus Robert of Sorbon, ..."

4. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1857)
"disputation OF OCTOBER. 23] CHAPTER III. ri The disputation of October—Zwingle on the Church—The Church - Commencement of Presbyterianism—Discussion on the ..."

5. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"disputation at Bern, AD 1528.—The result of the Bern disputation was ill ... A final disputation was arranged for at lieu:, which was attended by 350 of the ..."

6. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1906)
"THE disputation AT LEIPZIG (1519) Eck, Luther's opponent in the Leipzig ... We have recently held a disputation at Leipzig, before a great audience of most ..."

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