- a controversy that is submitted to a judicial tribunal or administrative agency for decision.
- the interrogation by which information is secured.
- Obsolete. judicial examination or trial.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to dispute; challenge.
- to cast doubt upon; question: This report calls into question all previous research on the subject.
- under consideration.
- in dispute.
Origin of question
SYNONYMS FOR question
British Dictionary definitions for beyond question
- an act of asking
- an investigation into some problem or difficulty
- to avoid giving a direct answer by posing another question
- to assume the truth of that which is intended to be provedSee petitio principii
- to make (something) the subject of disagreement
- to cast doubt upon the validity, truth, etc, of (something)
verb (mainly tr)
Derived Formsquestioner, noun
Word Origin for question
Idioms and Phrases with beyond question (1 of 2)
Also, beyond all or without question. Definitely, certainly, as in Beyond question he is the best man for the job. This idiom indicates that something is so sure it cannot be questioned. So used since the late 1500s, it was also put as past question, by Shakespeare and others. Also see beyond a doubt.
Idioms and Phrases with beyond question (2 of 2)
see ask a stupid question; beg the question; beside the point (question); beyond question; burning question; call in question; in question; leading question; loaded question; open question; out of the question; pop the question; rhetorical question; without question.