To contest an election. (Polit.) (a) To strive to be elected. (b) To dispute the declared result of an election.

Syn. — To dispute; controvert; debate; litigate; oppose; argue; contend.

(Con*test"), v. i. To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; — followed usually by with.

The difficulty of an argument adds to the pleasure of contesting with it, when there are hopes of victory.
Bp. Burnet.

Of man, who dares in pomp with Jove contest?

(Con"test) n.

Conterminable to Continual

(Con*ter"mi*na*ble) a. Having the same bounds; terminating at the same time or place; conterminous.

Love and life not conterminable.
Sir H. Wotton.

(Con*ter"mi*nal) a. [LL. conterminalis.] Conterminous.

(Con*ter"mi*nant) a. Having the same limits; ending at the same time; conterminous. Lamb.

(Con*ter"mi*nate) a. [L. conterminare to border upon, fr. conterminus conterminous; con- + terminus border.] Having the same bounds; conterminous. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Con*ter"mi*nous) a. [L. conterminus. Cf. Conterminous.] Having the same bounds, or limits; bordering upon; contiguous.

This conformed so many of them as were conterminous to the colonies and garrisons, to the Roman laws.
Sir M. Hale.

(Con`ter*ra"ne*an Con`ter*ra"ne*ous) a. [L. conterraneus; con- + terra country.] Of or belonging to the same country. Howell.

(Con*tes`ser*a"tion) n. [L. contesseratio, from contesserare to contract friendship by means of the tesserae ] An assemblage; a collection; harmonious union. [Obs.]

That person of his [George Herbert], which afforded so unusual a contesseration of elegancies.

(Con*test") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contested; p. pr. & vb. n. Contesting.] [F. contester, fr. L. contestari to call to witness, contestari litem to introduce a lawsuit by calling witnesses, to bring an action; con- + testari to be a witness, testic witness. See Testify.]

1. To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.

The people . . . contested not what was done.

Few philosophical aphorisms have been more frequenty repeated, few more contested than this.
J. D. Morell.

2. To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.

3. (Law) To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.

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