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Definition of Altercation

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quarrel; dispute; argument
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iurgium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
  
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altercation
\al`ter*ca"tion\ (?; 277), n. [f. altercation, fr. l. altercatio.] warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest. "stormy altercations."

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. noisy quarrel
(synonym) affray, fracas
(hypernym) quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup
(hyponym) batrachomyomachia