WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
dis•pu•tant  (di spyo̅o̅tnt), 
n. 
  1. a person who disputes;
    debater.

adj. 
  • engaged in dispute;
    disputing.
  • Etymology:
    • Latin disputant- (stem of disputāns, present participle of disputāre), equivalent. to disput- (see dispute) + -ant- -ant
    • 1605–15


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    disputant /dɪˈspjuːtənt; ˈdɪspjʊtənt/ n
    1. a person who argues; contestant
    adj
    1. engaged in argument



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