litiscontestation

noun li·tis·con·tes·ta·tion

Definition of litiscontestation

  1. 1 :  a legal process by which controverted issues are established and a joinder of issues arrived at

  2. 2 :  the issues involved in a law case

  3. 3 :  the statement or pleading by which a party contests a suit

litiscontestational

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of litiscontestation

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


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