in dispute - definition and synonyms

  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.

See also main entry: dispute