This was, ultimately, a naked power struggle between two opposite poles with contesting visions of an Islamic republic.
Like Sarkozy, Hollande has been contesting elections since his 20s.
While he is not contesting the Jan. 22 election, Olmert remains politically active.
Yard by yard the School-house have been driven back, contesting every inch of ground.
The track was now so dusty that it was difficult to see the contesting cars.
Politically or socially, the outlook was desperate, beyond retrieving or contesting.
This was, on the other hand, an age of city-states, each one contesting for leadership.
The result of the struggle in Kansas had reversed the relation of the contesting powers.
Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right.
Given symptoms and doctors with potion and pill, And your heirs will ere long be contesting your will.
c.1600, from French contester "dispute, oppose," from Middle French, from Latin contestari (litem) "to call to witness, bring action," from com- "together" (see com-) + testari "to bear witness," from testis "a witness," (see testament). Calling witnesses as the first step in a legal combat. Related: Contestable; contested; contesting.
1640s, from contest (v.).