un contestant

contestant

[kuhn-tes-tuhnt]
noun
1.
a person who takes part in a contest or competition.
2.
a person who contests the results of an election.
3.
Law. the party who, in proceedings in the probate court, contests the validity of a will.

Origin:
1655–65; < French; see contest, -ant

uncontestant, noun
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contestant (kənˈtɛstənt)
 
n
a person who takes part in a contest; competitor

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contestant
1660s, from Fr. contestant, prp. of contester (see contest). Noun meaning "one who contests" popularized in U.S. Civil War, when it was a journalist's term for the combatants on either side.
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