# 3. Part A: what doe the term "affray" mostly mean as used in paragraph 2

A famous law suit, in the days of his grandfather, had wrested it from the illegal possession of a neighbouring family of petty landowners; the dispossessed party had never acquiesced in the judgment of the Courts, and a long series of poaching affrays and similar scandals had embittered the relationships between the families for three generations.

A. mistunderstandings

B. debates

C. disputes

D. divisions