verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contest
Synonyms for contest
Examples from the Web for contestable
Contemporary Examples of contestable
Although children cannot be transferred without parental permission, the validity of their consent is contestable.Roma Children Face Segregation In EU Schools
March 8, 2014
It is a political document, full of contestable characterizations, but it provides some useful specifics to consider.As the Sequester Looms, the Outlines of a Solution Emerge
February 24, 2013
Historical Examples of contestable
Word Origin for contest
c.1600, from French contester "dispute, oppose," from Middle French, from Latin contestari (litem) "to call to witness, bring action," from com- "together" (see com-) + testari "to bear witness," from testis "a witness," (see testament). Calling witnesses as the first step in a legal combat. Related: Contestable; contested; contesting.
1640s, from contest (v.).