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129. Controversy (See also Scandal.)

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  2. Birth of a Nation, The film elicits emotional response (1915). [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 3639]
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Controversy

CONTROVERSY

An actual dispute between individuals who seek judicial resolution of their grievances that have arisen from a conflict of their alleged legal rights.

A controversy describes only civil litigation, which is intended to protect and enforce private rights. In contrast, the term case applies to both a civil action and a criminal prosecution, designed to enforce and safeguard the rights of the general public.

The judicial power of a court to provide redress of wrongs exists only when issues arise in a given situation that can be categorized as a case or controversy.

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controversy

con·tro·ver·sy / ˈkäntrəˌvərsē/ • n. (pl. -sies) disagreement, typically when prolonged, public, and heated.

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controversy

controversyarsy-versy, Circe, mercy, Percy, pursy •colonelcy • verdancy • conversancy •conservancy, fervency •curtsy • controversy

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