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disputant

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

1605–15; < Latin disputant- (stem of disputāns, present participle of disputāre), equivalent to disput- (see dispute) + -ant- -ant
Related formspre·dis·pu·tant, noun
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Examples from the Web for disputant

Historical Examples

  • "The South is defensive, and the North aggressive," one disputant might say.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866

    Various

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for disputant

disputant

noun
  1. a person who argues; contestant
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adjective
  1. 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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