Definition of Contested

1. Adjective. Disputed or made the object of contention or competition. "A contested election"

Participles: Contest
Antonyms: Uncontested



Definition of Contested

1. Adjective. debated, controversial ¹

2. Verb. (past of contest) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contested

1. contest [v] - See also: contest

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Literary usage of Contested

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1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1896)
"And this is not the only instance of patents taken out for my inventions by others,—though not always with the same success, —which I never contested, ..."

2. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1858)
"Henry's Son Johann is King of Bohemia; and Lud- wig the Bavarian, with a contested Election, is Kaiser. Henry VII. having thus perished suddenly, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"The last item, of $7000, is more vigorously contested. An account of the transaction is given by Mr. Genis (abstract, 192). Waring Brothers were desirous ..."

4. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1901)
"While most of his argument was devoted to the dry details of the testimony, he entered into some discussion of the general principles involved in contested ..."

5. History of Elections in the American Colonies by Cortlandt Field Bishop (1893)
"contested Elections. At the meeting of His Majesty's Privy Council in 1684, when the New York Charter of Liberties was under discussion, the clause of that ..."

6. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, William Horace Hotchkiss, Frank Bixby Gilbert, Fred Eugene Rosbrook (1921)
"This order in confined in Its termo to involuntary bankruptcy, and contested adjudications. In re Barrett (DC, Tenn.), 12 Am. BR 626, 635, 113 Fed. ..."

7. The Platform: Its Rise and Progress by Henry Lorenzo Jephson (1892)
"Reviewing time proceedings at this general election not merely in contested ... but in the non-contested also, it is, ..."

8. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... abuse of the right to decide contested elections; Committee of Privileges and Elections; superseded by committee organized under Mr. Grenville's Act of ..."

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