Origin of disputation
Examples from the Web for disputation
The neighbours now and then combine for disputation, others give themselves up in deep solitude to meditation and mortification.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)|Max Duncker
Your talk and disputation is nothing unless that name is rung.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
He regarded a disputation with the eye of a practised fencer, and sought the means of extending his fame over North Germany.
Next day I had nearly as good an audience, although it was the day for the disputation at the Sorbonne.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
When the disputation was over, the sectarians were called upon to prove their devotion to Christianity by immediate action.
late 14c., from Old French desputasion and directly from Latin disputationem (nominative disputatio), noun of action from past participle stem of disputare (see dispute).