Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A vehement quarrel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of altercating; warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle.
  • noun In Roman law, the method of proceeding on the trial of a cause in court by question and answer. Colquhoun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun noisy quarrel

Etymologies

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From French altercation, from Latin altercatio.

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  • See definition on daycation.

    March 30, 2011