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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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Examples for contestation
  • 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
contestation
1540s, from L. contestationem, noun of action from contestari (see contest).
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