Definition of controversion in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkɒntrə(ʊ)ˈvəːʃn/

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  • 1The action of "controvert"; disputation, argument; opposition to or contradiction of a claim or assertion; engagement in controversy.

  • 2The action of turning in the opposite direction (literal and figurative); an instance of this.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Copie Lettre sent to Preachers. From (i) Middle French controversion controversy, quarrel.