verb (used without object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.
verb (used with object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.
Origin of dispute
Examples from the Web for disputed
“Altamirano has always been a disputed territory,” said Father Javier.
Several of them disputed the figure of six million Jewish deaths in the Holocaust.
When Kocureck was shown the document by InsideClimate News, he disputed the accusations.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, [the scholars] are disputed over [the issue of] capturing apostate women.
The closure of transport was a perfect example of the far-reaching consequences of clashes in the disputed capital.
All disputed noisily in their eagerness to show their goods to the passengers.Kit Musgrave's Luck|Harold Bindloss
Examining a country squire who disputed a collier's bill: "Did he not give you the coals, friend?"
But in meaner hands the ancient power of the Crown as the representative of the nation was often abused and often disputed.The Growth of the English Constitution|Edward A. Freeman
After his death the ownership was disputed, the works fell into ruins, and the mine became filled with water.Salvador of the Twentieth Century|Percy F. Martin
Hence in India a goat is led along a disputed boundary, and the place where it shivers is regarded as the proper line.
British Dictionary definitions for disputed
noun (dɪˈspjuːt, ˈdɪspjuːt)
Word Origin for dispute
Word Origin and History for disputed
c.1300, from Old French desputer (12c.) "dispute, fight over, contend for, discuss," from Latin disputare "weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain," from dis- "separately" (see dis-) + putare "to count, consider," originally "to prune" (see pave).
Used in Vulgate in sense of "to argue, contend with words." Related: Disputable; disputed; disputing. The noun is not certainly recorded before 1590s (disputacioun in that sense is from late 14c.).
Idioms and Phrases with disputed
see in dispute.