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A dispute arising between two or more persons. It differs from case, which includes all suits criminal as well as civil; whereas controversy is a civil and not a criminal proceeding.
By the Constitution of the United States the judicial power shall extend to controversies to which the United States shall be a party. Art.2, S.1. The meaning to be attached to the word controversy in the Constitution is that above given.