contest


contest
con·test 1 /kən-'test/ vt: to dispute or challenge through legal procedures
contest a will
con·test 2 /'kän-ˌtest/ n: a challenge brought through formal or legal procedures
boundary controversies or other contest s between states — Felix Frankfurter; specif: will contest see also no contest clause

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

contest
I (competition) noun bout, certamen, certatio, challenge, clash, corrivalry, emulation, encounter, engagement, game, match, opposition, pitting of strengths, race, rivalry, rivalship, sport, sporting event, struggle, test of endurance, tournament, tourney, trial associated concepts: election contest II (dispute) noun action, altercation, antagonism, argument, battle, bickering, brawl, challenge, clash, combat, contention, controversion, controversy, debate, difference of opinion, disaccord, disagreement, disceptation, discord, disharmony, disputation, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissonance, embroilment, encounter, failure to agree, feud, fight, fracas, fray, impugnation, impugnment, inharmony, litigation, monomachy, noncomformity, obstinacy, opposition, oppugnancy, polemics, quarrel, recalcitrance, recusancy, resistance, revolt, skirmish, squabble, strained relations, strife, variance, verbal contention, verbal engagement, war, war of words, wrangle associated concepts: notice of contest, will contest III verb altercate, argue, battle, call to answer, challenge, combat, conflict, contend, contendere, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, debate, defy, disaffirm, disagree, dispute, fight, gainsay, grapple with, impugn, object, oppose, oppugn, quarrel over, question, refuse to accept, refuse to admit, resist, struggle, take exception to, traverse, vie with associated concepts: contest a will, contest an election, contest an insurance policy, contested case IV index answer (reply), answer (respond legally), appeal, argue, bicker, compete, competition, conflict (noun), conflict (verb), contend (dispute), contention (argument), contention (opposition), contravene, contravention, controversy (argument), controversy (lawsuit), controvert, cross (disagree with), debate, disagree, discuss, disown (deny the validity), embroilment, engage (involve), fight (argument), fight (battle), fight (battle), fray, gainsay, grapple, hearing, impugn, lawsuit, oppose, prevent, primary, strife, strive, sue, trial (legal proceeding)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


contest
To oppose, dispute, or challenge through formal or legal procedures. For example, the defendant in a lawsuit almost always contests the case made by the plaintiff. Or, a disgruntled relative may formally contest the provisions of a will.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


contest
To defend against an adverse claim made in a court by a plaintiff or a prosecutor; to challenge a position asserted in a judicial proceeding, as to contest the probate of a will.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


contest
To defend against an adverse claim made in a court by a plaintiff or a prosecutor; to challenge a position asserted in a judicial proceeding, as to contest the probate of a will.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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