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from The Century Dictionary.

  • . Disputed.
  • In the United States, involving a contest or dispute as regards the result of balloting, on the part of the unsuccessful candidate, before a court or a legislative body: called in Great Britain a controverted election.
  • . Litigated: as, a contested case at law.

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  • adjective debated, controversial
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of contest.

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  • adjective disputed or made the object of contention or competition

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