Middle French contester, from Latin contestari (litem) to bring an action at law
, from contestari to call to witness, from com- + testis witness — more at testament
intransitive verb: strive , vietransitive verb: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation ; especially : dispute , challenge
— con·test·able Listen to the pronunciation of contestable \-ˈtes-tə-bəl\ adjective
— con·test·er nounhttp://www.bartleby.com/61/96/C0599600.html
NOUN: 1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals. 2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges. See synonyms at conflict.
VERB: Inflected forms: con·test·ed, con·test·ing, con·tests
TRANSITIVE VERB: 1. To compete or strive for. 2. To call into question
and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge
: contest a will. See synonyms at oppose.