Etymology
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contested (adj.)

"disputed, made the object of contention or competition," 1670s, past-participle adjective from contest (v.). Specifically of elections from 1771, American English.

updated on March 14, 2018

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Definitions of contested from WordNet

contested (adj.)
disputed or made the object of contention or competition;
a contested election
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