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[ kon-te-stey-shuhn ]


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

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Other Words From

  • noncon·tes·tation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of contestation1

1540–50; (< Middle French ) < Latin contestātiōn- (stem of contestātiō ). See contest, -ation
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Example Sentences

East Asia is still the site of a furious contestation, at the heart of which lies the Indo-Pacific.

From Time

However, with major areas of political contestation and movements to finally achieve equality occurring around the world, athletes are unlikely to obey such speech-stifling rules.

It would be an immediate object of, as academics often put it, “contestation.”

La situation est tout autre si un navire convoy est trouv porteur de contrebande sans qu'une contestation puisse s'lever.

In one of them nearly a third part of the territory of the State of Maine is in contestation.

I am here, at Alatri, on the 22 June: so much is beyond contestation.

After much contestation, they all engaged to amend what was amiss, and not to offend any more, which I pray God may be the case.

Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom.