What does the word dispute mean?

Usage examples for dispute

  1. Thus sent off it is sure to be widely circulated, and, being beyond dispute well written, to be also widely read. – Are we Ruined by the Germans? by Harold Cox
  2. The sum of all this dispute is, that some make them Participles. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. He didn't know of the dispute between the other boats. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne