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CONTESTATION. The act by which two parties to an action claim the same right, or when one claims a right to a thing which the other denies; a controversy. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. 762.

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However, social contestations and their impact are, also, entirely immediate.
Despite such theoretical quibbles, Contestations of Memory provides a fine addition to any library.
Ce fut le cas lors des contestations d'election dans les circonscriptions de Montmagny, en 1881, et de L'Assomption, en 1960.
Architecture, urban planning, geography, law, and community development are among the perspectives of Indian scholars looking at models and instruments in urban decentralization, multi-stakeholder arrangements in public services, and contestations and urban governance.
To conceptualize 'the reciprocal interdependence of neoliberalism and contestation' is to grant neo-liberalism as many definitions as there are contestations.
Il est vrai que l'Histoire a avance a travers les decouvertes geographiques et les progres scientifiques et technologiques, mais les mouvements sociaux , qu'il s'agisse de jacqueries, de contestations sociales ou carrement de revolutions , sont les plus perceptibles et sont les plus censes donner de la signification aux evolutions futures .
By Abdullah Al-Mershed KUWAIT, Sept 12 (KUNA) -- The Constitutional Court will hold sessions in early October to cross-examine contestations regarding results of the recent parliamentary elections, announced a senior judge on Thursday.
Par : Soha Gfar Tahrir avant la Revolution Pendant le soulevement Apres les grandes contestations Carte postale de la place Tahrir La place Tahrir a gagne sa notoriete mondiale depuis le declenchement de la revolution le 25 janvier 2011.
This information is totally false and baseless and I wish the news media not to delve into the issue of parliamentary contestations until the council issues decisions on these matters in order to preserve the credibility of the council.
Summary: Wednesday saw a fresh wave of challenges submitted by losing candidates of the June 7 elections as the deadline for contestations loomed.
of Wisconsin) explores iconic representations of the mulatta as revelatory of contestations of race, class, gender, and modernity.
Pour justifier une violation de la Charte, le gouvernement doit indiquer en quoi la loi contestee lui est utile en determinant au moins un besoin << urgent et reel >>, ce qu'il a eu du mal a faire lors de contestations precedentes.