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  1. 1
    involved in a public disagreement about something
    in dispute with:

    Clerical workers found themselves in bitter dispute with the hospital management.

    in dispute over:

    We are in dispute over the terms and conditions of his employment.

  2. 2
    if facts are in dispute, people disagree about them

    The facts in this case are not in dispute.

    It is not in dispute that Mr Turner has suffered serious injuries.

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