- a person who disputes; debater.
Origin of disputant
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Examples from the Web for disputant
"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
The disputant must acquire promptitude in the employment of them.Aristotle
- a person who argues; contestant
- 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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