un contestable

contest

[n. kon-test; v. kuhn-test]
noun
1.
a race, conflict, or other competition between rivals, as for a prize.
2.
struggle for victory or superiority.
3.
strife in argument; dispute; controversy: Their marriage was marred by perpetual contest.
verb (used with object)
4.
to struggle or fight for, as in battle.
5.
to argue against; dispute: to contest a controversial question; to contest a will.
6.
to call in question: They contested his right to speak.
7.
to contend for in rivalry.
verb (used without object)
8.
to dispute; contend; compete.

Origin:
1595–1605; (v.) < Latin contestāri to call to witness (in a lawsuit), equivalent to con- con- + testārī to testify, derivative of testis witness; (noun) derivative of the v., or < French conteste

contestable, adjective
contestableness, noun
contestably, adverb
contester, noun
contestingly, adverb
precontest, verb (used with object)
precontest, noun
recontest, verb
subcontest, noun
supercontest, noun
supercontest, verb (used with object)
uncontestable, adjective
uncontestably, adverb
uncontested, adjective
uncontestedly, adverb
well-contested, adjective

contend, contest.


1. contention, rivalry, match, tournament, tourney, game. 2. battle, encounter. See fight. 3. debate, polemic, altercation. 4. See compete. 5. controvert, oppose. 6. challenge. 7. strive, compete, vie.
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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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contest
c.1600, from Fr. contester "dispute, oppose," from M.Fr., from L. contestari (litem) "to call to witness, bring action," from com- "together" + testari "to bear witness," from testis "a witness," (see testament). Calling witnesses as the first step in a legal combat. The
noun is 1640s, from the verb. Related: Contestable (1702); contesting (1610s).
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