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Public debate   /pˈəblɪk dəbˈeɪt/   Listen
Public debate

The formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote).  Synonyms: debate, disputation.

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"Public debate" Quotes from Famous Books

... seen one of the weaknesses inherent in the nature of the Athenian constitution. These measures could not be taken without public debate in the popular assembly, and such a method of procedure rendered secrecy impossible. The Mytilenaeans received timely warning of their danger, and keeping close within their walls, repaired the weak ...
— Stories From Thucydides • H. L. Havell

Words linked to "Public debate" :   speechmaking, public speaking, oral presentation, speaking

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