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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 of contestation
1540-1550
1540-50; (< Middle French) < Latin contestātiōn- (stem of contestātiō). See contest, -ation
Related forms
noncontestation, noun
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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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