Translation of contention in Spanish:

contention

Pronunciation: /kənˈtentʃən; kənˈtenʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (dispute) who was responsible is still in contention todavía se discute quién fue el responsable the matter in contention el asunto en discusión her motives are not in contention nadie pone en tela de juicio sus intenciones
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    • Sea power's dominance, however, has been a point of contention among military historians.
    • Another area of much contention is the desired level of channel control sought by the manufacturer.
    • The basis for this contention among British doctors seems even more tenuous.
    1.2 (competition) he's still in contention for a medal todavía tiene posibilidades de llevarse una medalla she's out of contention in this race en esta carrera no tiene ninguna posibilidad or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) chance
  • 2 countable/numerable (assertion) opinión (feminine) it is her contention that … ella sostiene que …, a su modo de ver …
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    • I am not saying you do not have arguments against the contentions the applicant would wish to make.
    • But to this point, the administration has offered few direct answers to the particular contentions of the critics.
    • We say that if it is necessary, the second respondent in its argument has raised a contention.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.