Controversy

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Definition: Controversy




What is the dictionary definition of Controversy?

Dictionary Definition


n. 1) disagreement, argument or quarrel. 2) a dispute, which must be an actual contested issue between parties in order to be heard by a court. The U.S. Supreme Court particularly requires an “actual controversy” and avoids giving “what if” advisory opinions.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Controversy are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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