public debate

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Noun1.public debate - the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
oral presentation, public speaking, speechmaking, speaking - delivering an address to a public audience; "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"
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That happens in the world, which we often witness in a public debate.
com/birminghammail Post: Birmingham Mail, Floor 6, Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway, B24 9FF I NOTE Birmingham City Council's ruling Labour group have shut down public debate over the new council leader in a move described as 'stupid' by one of the contenders (Mail, November 5).
Contract award: public debate a31 bis - assistance mission in logistics, organization and communication.
PRINCE Ali Bin Al Hussein has stepped up his FIFA presidency challenging Sepp Blatter to take him on in a public debate.
FAISALABAD -- State minister for water and power Abid Sher Ali has said Mian Nawaz Sharif is leader of the people of Pakistan and he alone accepts Tahir ul Qadri challenge for holding public debate.
ALEX Salmond has, on a number of occasions, goaded David Cameron to have a public debate with him, in Scotland, on Scottish Independence.
Gatland has called for a public debate about the prospects of national quotas to avoid further accusations of bias.
CLEVELAND police chief Barry Coppinger has backed calls for a public debate on decriminalising Class A drugs.
The public debate in connection to the name dispute is required but it will be impossible because PM Nikola Gruevski and VMRO-DPMNE do not want to discuss issues that are important for the country, political analysts assess.
21 ( ANI ): Civil rights activist and India Against Corruption (IAC) spearhead Arvind Kejirwal on Sunday invited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi to have a public debate with him on the issue of corruption.
India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday dared Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi to have a public debate on corruption charges laid at each other.
It was in response to a petition by the Llanymynech and Pant Bypass Action Group, calling on the Welsh Government to open up public debate on potentially reinstating plans for a bypass, just south of Oswestry.