contestation

[ kon-te-stey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒn tɛˈsteɪ ʃən /

noun

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 forms

non·con·tes·ta·tion, noun
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