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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Controversy  \Con"tro*ver`sy\,  n.;  pl  {Controversies}.  [L. 
  controversia,  fr  controversus  turned  against,  disputed; 
  contro-  =  contra  +  versus,  p.  p.  of  vertere  to  turn.  See 
  {Verse}.] 
  1.  Contention;  dispute;  debate;  discussion;  agitation  of 
  contrary  opinions. 
 
  This  left  no  room  for  controversy  about  the  title. 
  --Locke. 
 
  A  dispute  is  commonly  oral,  and  a  controversy  in 
  writing.  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  Quarrel;  strife;  cause  of  variance;  difference. 
 
  The  Lord  hath  a  controversy  with  the  nations.  --Jer. 
  xxv.  31. 
 
  3.  A  suit  in  law  or  equity;  a  question  of  right  [Obs.] 
 
  When  any  man  that  had  a  controversy  came  to  the  king 
  for  judgment.  --2  Sam.  xv 
  2. 
 
  Syn:  Dispute;  debate;  disputation;  disagreement;  altercation; 
  contention;  wrangle;  strife;  quarrel. 




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