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contestation

[kon-te-stey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn tɛˈsteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of contesting; controversy; dispute.
2.
an assertion contended for.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; (< Middle French) < Latin contestātiōn- (stem of contestātiō). See contest, -ation
Related forms
noncontestation, noun
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  • We also note that education is a site of cultural contestation and resistance.
  • The employer is also informed of contestation rights and the right to have the abatement date extended.
  • As a result of the applicant's contestation of staff's findings, plume-related mitigation requirements were dropped.
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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