(Dis*punge"), v. t. See Disponge. [Obs.]

(Dis*pun"ish*a*ble) a. Without penal restraint; not punishable. [R.] Swift.

(Dis*pur"pose) v. t. To dissuade; to frustrate; as, to dispurpose plots. [R.] A. Brewer.

(Dis*purse") v. t. To disburse. [Obs.] Shak.

(Dis`pur*vey") v. t. [Pref. dis- + purvey: cf. OF. desporveoir, F. dépourvoir.] To disfurnish; to strip. [Obs.] Heywood.

(Dis`pur*vey"ance) n. Want of provisions; ack of food. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Dis`pu*ta*ble) a. [L. disputabilis: cf. F. disputable. See Dispute, v. i.]

1. Capable of being disputed; liable to be called in question, controverted, or contested; or doubtful certainty or propriety; controvertible; as, disputable opinions, propositions, points, or questions.

Actions, every one of which is very disputable.
Jer. Taylor.

2. Disputatious; contentious. [Obs.] Shak.

(Dis`pu*ta*ble*ness), n. State of being disputable.

(Dis`pu*tac"i*ty) n. [See Dispute, v. i.] Proneness to dispute. [Obs.] Bp. Ward.

(Dis"pu*tant) a. [L. disputants, p. pr. of disputare: cf. F. disputant. See Dispute, v. i.] Disputing; engaged in controversy. Milton.

(Dis"pu*tant), n. One who disputes; one who argues in opposition to another; one appointed to dispute; a controvertist; a reasoner in opposition.

A singularly eager, acute, and pertinacious disputant.

(Dis`pu*ta"tion) n. [OE. desputeson, disputacion, OF. desputeison, F. disputation, fr. L. disputatio. See Dispute, v. i.]

1. The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition, or argument.

2. A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.

(Dis`pu*ta"tious) a. Inclined to dispute; apt to civil or controvert; characterized by dispute; as, a disputatious person or temper.

The Christian doctrine of a future life was no recommendation of the new religion to the wits and philosophers of that disputations period.

Dis`pu*ta"tious*ly, adv.Dis`pu*ta"tious*ness, n.

(Dis*put"a*tive) a. [L. disputativus.] Disposed to dispute; inclined to cavil or to reason in opposition; as, a disputative temper. I. Watts.

(Dis*pute") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disputed; p. pr. & vb. n. Disputing.] [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig.,

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