- the act of contesting; controversy; dispute.
- an assertion contended for.
Origin of contestation
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Examples from the Web for contestation
It would be an immediate object of, as academics often put it, “contestation.”We've Got Bigger Problems Than a Confederate Flag
August 28, 2014
In one of them nearly a third part of the territory of the State of Maine is in contestation.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
James D. Richardson
Word Origin and History for contestation
1540s, from Latin contestationem (nominative contestatio), "an attesting, testimony," noun of action from past participle stem of contestari (see contest (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper