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1.
A super kiss-ass way to down-play the word "Fight"
commonly used by people in denial
"Dude, I heard you chased your girlfriend out of the house calling her a whore and then punched her in the face"
"No dude. We just got into a little altercation
by MyDadIsADoucheBag October 28, 2009
 
2.
School term for a fight.
He was suspended for an altercation with another student.
by Ian2 June 06, 2007
 
3.
a word black people on Judge Mathis and Judge Joe Brown love to use in place of the shorter word: fight often used multiple times in a very short period of time. also accompanied by use of the word incarceration
well uh, Judgejobrown... it was a previous altercation that resulted in the justification of my incarceration.
by wtsuck June 18, 2008
 
4.
a trip or vacation with the sole purpose of seeing someone get married.
My trip to Florida would have been much more fun if it hadn't been an altercation, watching two people get married just reminds me that I will probably die alone.
by caic January 15, 2009