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disputant

[dih-spyoot-nt] /dɪˈspyut nt/
noun
1.
a person who disputes; debater.
adjective
2.
engaged in dispute; disputing.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin disputant- (stem of disputāns, present participle of disputāre), equivalent to disput- (see dispute) + -ant- -ant
Related forms
predisputant, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for predisputant

disputant

/dɪˈspjuːtənt; ˈdɪspjʊtənt/
noun
1.
a person who argues; contestant
adjective
2.
engaged in argument
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Word Origin and History for predisputant

disputant

n.

1610s, from Latin disputantem (nominative disputans), present participle of disputare (see dispute).

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