(countable) A competition.
- nolo contendere
- a match or competition in which one side easily dominates
Other Word Forms of Contest
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Origin of Contest
Probably from French conteste from contester to dispute from Old French to call to witness from Latin contestārī com- com- testis witness trei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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