The definition of contention is a struggle, dispute or something that someone argues about.(noun)
An example of contention is two people debating about abortion rights.
See contention in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME contencioun < OFr contention < L contentio < pp. of contendere: see contend
See contention in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English contencioun
Origin: , from Old French contention
Origin: , from Latin contentiō, contentiōn-
Origin: , from contentus
Origin: , past participle of contendere, to contend; see contend.
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