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contestation

[kon-te-stey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of contesting; controversy; dispute.
  2. an assertion contended for.
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Origin of contestation

1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin contestātiōn- (stem of contestātiō). See contest, -ation
Related formsnon·con·tes·ta·tion, noun
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Related Words for contestation

contention, contest, tilt, disagreement, argument, controversy, rivalry, debate, dispute

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Word Origin and History for contestation

n.

1540s, from Latin contestationem (nominative contestatio), "an attesting, testimony," noun of action from past participle stem of contestari (see contest (v.)).

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