1. An altercation or angry dispute; an exchange of recriminations, taunts, threats, or accusations between two persons.
2. Archaic. A complaint; a legal action.
¡°Quarrels is derived from querendo, and extends not only to actions as well real as personal, but also to the causes of actions and suits: so that by the release of all quarrels, not only actions depending in suit, but causes of action and suit also are released; and quarrels, controversies and debates, are words of one sense, and of one and the same signification, Coke, lib. 8, fol. 153.¡± Termes de la Ley 330 (1st Am. ed. 1812).