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Contestation

Con`tes`ta´tion
n.1.The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife; dispute.
2.Proof by witness; attestation; testimony.
A solemn contestation ratified on the part of God.
- Barrow.
Noun1.Contestationcontestation - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"

CONTESTATION. The act by which two parties to an action claim the same right, or when one claims a right to a thing which the other denies; a controversy. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. 762.

argle-bargle, arguing, argument, argy-bargy, conflict, contend, contention, contest, controversy, difference, difference of opinion, disceptation, disputation, dispute, fight, firestorm, polemic, repugn, sparring, tilt
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