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From Middle French contentieux, from Latin contentiōsus (“quarrelsome, perverse”), from contentiō (“contention”), from contendere, past participle contentus (“to contend”); see contend.
It has been a contentious issue for decades.
There was contentious debate over the use of genetically modified crops.
A division of share rights agreements becomes contentious where the target company's country has a domestic CGT regime.
Why are contentious topics so often thrown together?
Points in the draft that we view as helpful may appear contentious to some of them.
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