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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

... beginning of this. Among these in 1508, Procopius' question. "Whether it is right for a Christian to compel infidels or heretics to embrace the true faith?" is remarkable, as one of the earliest instances in which this position of intolerance was made the subject of public debate, or at least answered in the negative. In 1563 the New Testament was first translated directly from the Greek, by J. Blahoslav, another president of the Bohemian Brethren, a man of profound erudition. The first translation of the whole Bible from the original languages, did not ...
— Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic - Nations • Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson

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

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