Definition of contestation in English:

contestation

Line breaks: con¦test|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒntɛˈsteɪʃ(ə)n
 
/

noun

[mass noun] formal
The action or process of disputing or arguing: ideological contestation over social policy in the European Union [count noun]: a self-conscious contestation of the government
More example sentences
  • Hall deals with the process of contestation and what is required to replace embedded ideas, established interests and institutions.
  • And these representations changed appreciably over the centuries, through a process of both contestation and assimilation.
  • Democratic politics is bound to the terrain of dispute and contestation.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'solemn appeal or protest'): from Latin contestatio(n-), from contestari 'call upon to witness' (see contest); reinforced by French contestation.

Definition of contestation in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day humoresque
Pronunciation: ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk
noun
a short, lively piece of music