litiscontestation

noun
li·​tis·​con·​tes·​ta·​tion

Definition of litiscontestation

1 : a legal process by which controverted issues are established and a joinder of issues arrived at
2 : the issues involved in a law case
3 : the statement or pleading by which a party contests a suit

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Other Words from litiscontestation

litiscontestational \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗ˌ⸗¦tāshənᵊl , -​shnəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for litiscontestation

Middle English litiscontestacioun, from Middle French litiscontestation, from Medieval Latin litis contestation-, litis contestatio, literally, attestation of a lawsuit

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“Litiscontestation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/litiscontestation. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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