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Noun
An assertion, especially one maintained in argument
“In view of their Lordships, however, such a contention is not maintainable.”
Noun
Heated disagreement
“The appellants dispute this contention by reference to the principle as formulated by them.”
Noun
An earnest effort for superiority or victory over another
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