plural -s
obsolete : a making or being contended
also : whatever makes one content
obsolete : state of contentment

Word History


Middle English contentacioun payment, from Medieval Latin contentation-, contentatio, from contentatus (past participle of contentare to pay, satisfy, from Latin contentus) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Contentation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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