Contest

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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.

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Garran contestably and rather blankly asserts that the undignified US withdrawal from South Vietnam in 1975 marked the 'collapse' of the Cold War forward defence strategy.
There is still the possibility of a pivotal voter when the vote count is on the margin of becoming contestably close.
(23) It reached that conclusion, however, only by contestably defining Mr.