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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contest  \Con*test"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Contested};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Contesting}.]  [F.  contester,  fr  L.  contestari  to 
  call  to  witness,  contestari  litem  to  introduce  a  lawsuit  by 
  calling  witnesses,  to  bring  an  action  con-  +  testari  to  be  a 
  witness,  testic  witness.  See  {Testify}.] 
  1.  To  make  a  subject  of  dispute,  contention,  litigation,  or 
  emulation;  to  contend  for  to  call  in  question;  to 
  controvert;  to  oppose;  to  dispute. 
 
  The  people  .  .  .  contested  not  what  was  done 
  --Locke. 
 
  Few  philosophical  aphorisms  have  been  more  frequenty 
  repeated,  few  more  contested  than  this  --J.  D. 
  Morell. 
 
  2.  To  strive  earnestly  to  hold  or  maintain;  to  struggle  to 
  defend;  as  the  troops  contested  every  inch  of  ground. 
 
  3.  (Law)  To  make  a  subject  of  litigation;  to  defend,  as  a 
  suit;  to  dispute  or  resist;  as  a  claim,  by  course  of  law; 
  to  controvert. 
 
  {To  contest  an  election}.  (Polit.) 
  a  To  strive  to  be  elected. 
  b  To  dispute  the  declared  result  of  an  election. 
 
  Syn:  To  dispute;  controvert;  debate;  litigate;  oppose;  argue; 
  contend. 




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