altercation


noun

  1. a heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy.

noun

  1. an angry or heated discussion or quarrel; argument
n.

late 14c., from Old French altercacion (12c.) and directly from Latin altercationem (nominative altercatio) “a dispute, debate, discussion,” noun of action from past participle stem of altercari “to dispute (with another),” from alter “other” (see alter).

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