Definition of 'dispute'
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There is no dispute about the sickening facts of the case. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It can take years and businesses must pay the disputed bills in the meantime. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Talks to resolve the dispute were unsuccessful yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The network has been hit by staff shortages and one of the most bitter industrial disputes in years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They claim the disputes are about pay, conditions and passenger safety. The Sun (2016)Their argument that the dispute with Southern is about safety is bogus. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That's not to mention clauses whose parentage and application is a matter of legal dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Southern services have been disrupted for months due to an industrial dispute and 14 days of strikes are planned. The Sun (2016)Further claims in the long-running dispute could add up to 5bn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are three new stands, but because of a dispute with the government, they are not in use. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were disputes about money and missing equipment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The two neighbours are involved in a poisonous dispute over a group of islands. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Retailers and property landlords have been locked in a bitter dispute about rent payments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This will not help find a sustainable resolution to the dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The latter has also been the subject of a legal dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Each element of the argument has been disputed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The international evidence on free schools is also much disputed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Union officials will meet the firm today to try to resolve the dispute. The Sun (2015)Any valuables found could be subject to lengthy and complex ownership disputes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has filed dozens of lawsuits over pay disputes with the national oil company. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The only people who could fight civil disputes were the rich or those who qualified for legal aid. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The service will allow an extra month to attempt to resolve the dispute before people hit the deadline for making their claim. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We're supposed to be a nation of animal lovers but this disputes this theory. The Sun (2011)The two biggest classroom unions are in dispute with the Government over school reforms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sometimes we may get into disputes with consumers that don't get resolved. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is a dispute about whether A2 has contributed to that. The Sun (2015)The group had the feel of a paramilitary unit when it used aggressive tactics to deal with the industrial disputes of the 1970s. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But, as in a beleaguered fortress, all disputes and disagreements stop at the wall. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)
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Translations for 'dispute'
British English: dispute NOUN
A dispute is an argument or disagreement between people or groups.
They have won previous pay disputes with the government.
British English: dispute VERB
If you dispute a fact, statement, or theory, you say that it is incorrect or untrue.
He disputed the allegations.
Definition of dispute from the Collins English Dictionary
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