Origin of tenson
Examples from the Web for tenson
Disputes before these courts usually took the form of the tenson, or contention, already described.
When more than two singers took part in a tenson, it became a tournament.
Suppose, doctor, you were to get up a tenson a little more relative to our own wise days.Gryll Grange|Thomas Love Peacock
The tenson or debate is in dialogue form, and when there are more than two disputants is called torneijamens.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
Among the Troubadours, this species of musical dialogue took the form of the tenson, or contention.