disputant

[dih-spyoot-nt]
noun
1.
a person who disputes; debater.
adjective
2.
engaged in dispute; disputing.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin disputant- (stem of disputāns, present participle of disputāre), equivalent to disput- (see dispute) + -ant- -ant

predisputant, noun
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disputant (dɪˈspjuːtənt, ˈdɪspjʊtənt)
 
n
1.  a person who argues; contestant
 
adj
2.  engaged in argument

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Example sentences
The agreement should also explain what will happen if either disputant breaks the agreement.
Results of the mediation are reported to the supervisor of each disputant by the mediator.
In other words, no further problems ensued with the other disputant.
If then you have to do with a disputant while he is hot, imitate one who does not stir.
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