Disputes before these courts usually took the form of the tenson, or contention, already described.
The tenson or debate is in dialogue form, and when there are more than two disputants is called torneijamens.
Suppose, doctor, you were to get up a tenson a little more relative to our own wise days.
This group contains two-part songs, arranged dialogue-fashion, like a debat or a tenson.
Among the Troubadours, this species of musical dialogue took the form of the tenson, or contention.
When more than two singers took part in a tenson, it became a tournament.