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 for Controversies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Controversy \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.
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              This left no room for controversy about the title.
                                                    --Locke.
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              A dispute is commonly oral, and a controversy in
              writing.                              --Johnson.
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     2. Quarrel; strife; cause of variance; difference.
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              The Lord hath a controversy with the nations. --Jer.
                                                    xxv. 31.
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     3. A suit in law or equity; a question of right. [Obs.]
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              When any man that had a controversy came to the king
              for judgment.                         --2 Sam. xv.
                                                    2.
  
     Syn: Dispute; debate; disputation; disagreement; altercation;
          contention; wrangle; strife; quarrel.
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