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Meaning of CONTESTATION

Pronunciation:  `kânte'steyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
 

CONTESTATION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: arguing, argument, contention, controversy, disputation, tilt
 
 See Also: argle-bargle, argy-bargy, conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute, polemic, sparring

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`tes*ta"tion\, n. [L. contestatio testimony:
cf. F. contestation a contesting.]
1. The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife;
   dispute. ``Loverlike contestation.'' --Milton.

         After years spent in domestic, unsociable
         contestations, she found means to withdraw.
                                               --Clarendon.

2. Proof by witness; attestation; testimony. [Obs.]

         A solemn contestation ratified on the part of God.
                                               --Barrow.

 

 

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