Controversy

Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of conflicting opinion or point of view. The word was coined from the Latin controversia, as a composite of controversus – `turned in an opposite direction,` from contra – `against` – and vertere – to turn, or versus (see verse), hence, `to turn ...
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Controversy

• (n.) Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions. • (n.) A suit in law or equity; a question of right. • (n.) Quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference.
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controversy

contention noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; `they were involved in a violent argument`
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Controversy

[law] In jurisprudence, a controversy differs from a case; while the latter includes all suits, criminal as well as civil, a controversy is a purely civil proceeding. For example, the Case or Controversy Clause of Article Three of the United States Constitution (Section 2, Clause 1) states that `the judicial Power shall extend ... to Contro...
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controversy

[Noun] Plural form: controversies. A long argument or disagreement.
Example: The new ring-road caused a lot of controversy.
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Controversy

Con'tro·ver`sy noun ; plural Controversies . [ Latin controversia , from controversus turned against, disputed; contro- = contra + versus , past participle of vertere to turn. See Verse .] 1. Contention; dispute; debate; discu...
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Controversy

A disagreement, argument, or quarrel. See also: actual controversy
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Controversy

A dispute arising between two or more persons. It differs from case, which includes all suits criminal as well as civil; whereas controversy is a civil and not a criminal proceeding.
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controversy

a dispute where there is strong disagreement
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controversy

a dispute where there is strong disagreement
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controversy

controversy When two or more disputants argue against each other.
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controversy

[n] - a contentious speech act
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