Controllership to Convenient
(Con*trol"ler*ship), n. The office of a controller.
1. The power or act of controlling; the state of being restrained; control; restraint; regulation; superintendence.
You may do it without controlment.
2. Opposition; resistance; hostility. [Obs.]
Here have we war for war, and blood for blood,
Controlment for controlment.
1. Turning or looking opposite ways. [Obs.]
The temple of Janus, with his two controversal faces.
2. Controversial. [Obs.] Boyle.
(Con`tro*ver"sa*ry) a. Controversial. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Con"tro*verse) n. [Cf. F. controverse.] Controversy. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Con"tro*verse), v. t. [L. controversari, fr. controversus turned against, disputed.] To
dispute; to controvert. [Obs.] "Controversed causes." Hooker.
(Con"tro*ver`ser) n. A disputant. [Obs.]
(Con`tro*ver"sial) a. [Cf. LL. controversialis.] Relating to, or consisting of, controversy; disputatious; polemical; as,
Whole libraries of controversial books.
(Con`tro*ver"sial*ist), n. One who carries on a controversy; a disputant.
He [Johnson] was both intellectually and morally of the stuff of which controversialists are made.
(Con`tro*ver"sial*ly), adv. In a controversial manner.
(Con`tro*ver"sion) n. Act of controverting; controversy. [Obs.] Hooker.
(Con"tro*ver`sor) n. A controverser. [Obs.]
(Con"tro*ver`sy) n.; pl. Controversies [L. controversia, fr. controversus turned against,
disputed; contro- = contra + versus, p. p. of vertere to turn. See Verse.]
1. Contention; dispute; debate; discussion; agitation of contrary opinions.
This left no room for controversy about the title.
A dispute is commonly oral, and a controversy in writing.
2. Quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference.
The Lord hath a controversy with the nations.
Jer. xxv. 31.