What does the word debate mean?

Usage examples for debate

  1. Its members had the freedom to consider and debate every matter of public interest, foreign or domestic, except for church matters. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. Things being brought to this distressed Estate, 'Twere fit you took the matter in Debate. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  3. He took it up to his room, and had a considerable debate with himself as to whether he would open it or not. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty