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Definition: Dispute


Quick Summary of Dispute

The assertion of conflicting claims or rights between parties involved in a legal proceeding, such as a lawsuit, mediation or arbitration.

What is the dictionary definition of Dispute?

Dictionary Definition

  1. An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
  2. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
  3. Contest; struggle; quarrel.
  4. To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
  5. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
  6. To oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of.
  7. dispute assertions or arguments
  8. To strive or contend about; to contest.
  9. To struggle against; to resist.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Dispute. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
September 30, 2023 https://payrollheaven.com/define/dispute/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Dispute. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
https://payrollheaven.com/define/dispute/ (accessed: September 30, 2023).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Dispute. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved September 30, 2023
, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/dispute/

Definition Sources

Definitions for Dispute 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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