[kon-te-stey-shuh n]


the act of contesting; controversy; dispute.
an assertion contended for.

Origin of contestation

1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin contestātiōn- (stem of contestātiō). See contest, -ation
Related formsnon·con·tes·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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