1. [syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
After years spent in domestic, unsociable
contestations, she found means to withdraw.
2. Proof by witness; attestation; testimony. [Obs.]
A solemn contestation ratified on the part of God.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong
disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
[syn: controversy, contention, contestation,
disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument,