contestation

[kon-te-stey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of contesting; controversy; dispute.
2.
an assertion contended for.

Origin:
1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin contestātiōn- (stem of contestātiō). See contest, -ation

noncontestation, noun
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contest
 
n
1.  a formal game or match in which two or more people, teams, etc, compete and attempt to win
2.  a struggle for victory between opposing forces or interests
 
vb (when intr, foll by with or against)
3.  (tr) to try to disprove; call in question
4.  to fight, dispute, or contend (with): contest an election
 
[C16: from Latin contestārī to introduce a lawsuit, from testis witness]
 
con'testable
 
adj
 
con'testableness
 
n
 
contesta'bility
 
n
 
con'testably
 
adv
 
contes'tation
 
n
 
con'tester
 
n
 
con'testingly
 
adv

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contestation
1540s, from L. contestationem, noun of action from contestari (see contest).
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Example sentences
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.
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