AskDefine | Define contestation

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contestation n : a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument" [syn: controversy, contention, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing]

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  1. The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife; dispute.
  2. Proof by witness; attestation; testimony.
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