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contestation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contestation  \Con`tes*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  contestatio  testimony: 
  cf  F.  contestation  a  contesting.] 
  1.  The  act  of  contesting;  emulation;  rivalry;  strife; 
  dispute.  ``Loverlike  contestation.''  --Milton. 
 
  After  years  spent  in  domestic,  unsociable 
  contestations,  she  found  means  to  withdraw. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  2.  Proof  by  witness;  attestation;  testimony.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  solemn  contestation  ratified  on  the  part  of  God. 
  --Barrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contestation 
  n  :  a  dispute  where  there  is  strong  disagreement;  "they  were 
  involved  in  a  violent  argument"  [syn:  {controversy},  {contention}, 
  {tilt},  {argument},  {arguing}] 




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