Definition of non-contentious in English:


Line breaks: non-conten¦tious
Pronunciation: /nɒnkənˈtɛnʃəs


  • 1Not causing or likely to cause an argument.
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    • When I fancy a couple of solitary late-night pints in non-contentious company, I tend towards the Royal Borough of Islington.
    • I've been known to use a Palm for notes myself, in non-contentious, low pressure situations.
    • A seemingly non-contentious planning application left Ryedale District Councillors deadlocked and divided last night.
  • 2 Law Not involving differences between contending parties.
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    • Mark is a member of the firm's regional construction and engineering group having specialised in contentious and non-contentious construction law for over ten years.
    • Your Honours, the issues in this matter are clear-cut and they are non-contentious.
    • Generally, barristers can only be briefed by solicitors, although the Bar Council allows very limited direct access to barristers in non-contentious cases.

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