Con`tes*ta"tion (?), n. [L. contestatio testimony: cf. F. contestation a contesting.]
The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife; dispute.
After years spent in domestic, unsociable contestations, she found means to withdraw.
Proof by witness; attestation; testimony.
A solemn contestation ratified on the part of God.
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