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disputant

[dih-spyoot-nt] /dɪˈspyut nt/
noun
1.
a person who disputes; debater.
adjective
2.
engaged in dispute; disputing.
Origin of disputant
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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Examples from the Web for disputant
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  • "The South is defensive, and the North aggressive," one disputant might say.

  • Evelyn Ames, the other disputant, had been an enigma at college.

    A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories Marian T. MacIntosh
  • I had no wish to be known as a disputant or an experimentalist.

    Mohawks, Volume 2 of 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • And tell Dewint I shall become a disputant on the landscape.

    Keats Sidney Colvin
  • The disputant must acquire promptitude in the employment of them.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • The disputant says, "Fire must be non-hot because it is artificial."

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
  • His opponents say that he is too much of a poet to be a critic; he is certainly too much of a poet to be a disputant.

    Views and Reviews Henry James
  • "Reste savoir," said I to myself, with the disputant at Nismes.

    Four Years in France Henry Digby Beste
  • Another is a file; and he is a disputant, a controversialist.

  • Hang it man, whatever you may have been at Oxford University you are no disputant now.

    Madame Flirt Charles E. Pearce
British Dictionary definitions for disputant

disputant

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

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

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