Con`tes*ta"tion (?), n. [L. contestatio testimony: cf. F. contestation a contesting.]


The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife; dispute.

"Loverlike contestation."


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


Proof by witness; attestation; testimony.


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


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