Contestation

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.
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After years spent in domestic, unsociable contestations, she found means to withdraw.
Clarendon.
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2. Proof by witness; attestation; testimony. [Obs.]
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A solemn contestation ratified on the part of God.
Barrow.
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