What does the word Polemics mean?

Usage examples for Polemics

  1. This it is that makes the reading of the sixteenth- century polemics so insufferably jejune and dreary. – German Culture Past and Present by Ernest Belfort Bax
  2. However, there was a relative liberty of the press which permitted the honest expression of party opinion, and polemics were keen. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton