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  1. engaged in dispute; disputing.

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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  1. a person who argues; contestant
  1. engaged in argument
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Word Origin and History for disputant

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

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