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An assertion, especially one maintained in argument
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“In view of their Lordships, however, such a contention is not maintainable.”
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Heated disagreement
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“The appellants dispute this contention by reference to the principle as formulated by them.”
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A direct confrontation or competition between (usually two) teams or groups
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Heated and prolonged public dissension over an issue
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The art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions
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(law) A legal or court action
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The state of being a candidate
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The use of force or violence to oppose someone or something
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An actual event, situation, or fact
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A subject matter or general area of interest
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A state of (typically public) dissatisfaction, disturbance, or agitation
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A doubt about the truth or validity of something
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A conversation or debate about a specific topic
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