/di spyooht"nt/, n.
1. a person who disputes; debater.
2. engaged in dispute; disputing.
[1605-15; < L disputant- (s. of disputans, prp. of disputare), equiv. to disput- (see DISPUTE) + -ant- -ANT]

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