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disputation (noun) – 1. The act of disputing; debate.

2. An academic exercise consisting of a formal debate or an oral defense of a thesis.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 14th century, disputacioun, “formal debate or discussion before an audience or official body regarding the truth of something,” from Old French desputasion and directly from Latin disputationem (nominative disputatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of disputare “weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain”. Earlier was desputeison (circa 1300), from Old French desputaison.