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a territorial dispute between rival gangs
a dispute over pay
Monroe's behaviour eventually led to a dispute with the referee.
The main part of his argument was beyond dispute.
Clerical workers found themselves in bitter dispute with the hospital management.
We are in dispute over the terms and conditions of his employment.
The facts in this case are not in dispute.
It is not in dispute that Mr Turner has suffered serious injuries.
The truth of his account is open to dispute.
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View the pronunciation for dispute.
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
an occasion when a lot of people gather together, especially for a religious festival
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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Definition of dispute from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.