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: to engage in a dispute [disputing with management over contract terms]
: to engage in a dispute over [disputing the correct application of the contract provision]
: to oppose by argument or assertion [disputed changes to the grievance procedure]
dis·put·able [di-spyü-tə-bəl, dis-pyə-tə-bəl]
n : an assertion of opposing views or claims
: a disagreement as to rights
: one that is the subject of proceedings for resolution (as arbitration)
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.