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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