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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispute  \Dis*pute"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disputed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Disputing}.]  [OE.  desputen  disputen,  OF  desputer, 
  disputer,  F.  disputer,  from  L.  disputare  disputatum  dis-  + 
  putare  to  clean;  hence  fig.,  to  clear  up  set  in  order 
  reckon,  think.  See  {Putative},  {Pure}.] 
  To  contend  in  argument;  to  argue  against  something 
  maintained,  upheld,  or  claimed,  by  another;  to  discuss;  to 
  reason;  to  debate;  to  altercate;  to  wrangle. 
 
  Therefore  disputed  [reasoned,  --Rev.  Ver.]  he  in 
  synagogue  with  the  Jews.  --Acts  xvii. 
  17. 




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