Commentary: DISPUTE[+event] A conflict, disagreement, or argument.
The dispute between John and Mary lasted three weeks.
The issue of gun control initiated an ongoing dispute between the parties.
He had a minor dispute with his wife.
I took the dispute to court.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
Commentary: DISPUTE[+event] The quality of being disputed. Used mainly in the expression "in dispute".
The only issue in dispute is where John should go to school.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: -