contestant
noun Date: 1665 1. one that participates in a contest 2. one that contests an award or decision

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  • contestant — con·tes·tant n: one that initiates or participates in a contest Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. contestant I …   Law dictionary

  • contestant — contestánt adj. m., pl. contestánţi; f. sg. contestántă, pl. contestánte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CONTESTÁNT, Ă adj. care discută, pledează. (< fr. contestant) …   Dicționar Român

  • Contestant — Con*test ant, n. [Cf. F. contestant.] One who contests; an opponent; a litigant; a disputant; one who claims that which has been awarded to another. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contestant — contestant, ante [ kɔ̃tɛstɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. et adj. • 1678; de contester ♦ Rare Personne qui conteste. ⇒ contestataire. Les contestants de tous bords. Adj. Personnalité contestante. Dr. Les parties contestantes. ⇒CONTESTANT, ANTE, part. prés., adj. et …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • contestant — contestant, ante (kon tè stan, stan t ) adj. 1°   Qui conteste en justice. Les parties contestantes.    En général, qui dispute. •   J entends de ces esprits que Montaigne déteste, Misanthropes, chagrins, lâches, présomptueux, Contestants,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • contestant — CONTESTANT, ANTE. adjectif. Celui, celle qui conteste en justice. Les Parties contestantes. [b]f♛/b] Il se prend aussi substantivement. Les deux contestans …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • contestant — [n] competitor adversary, antagonist, aspirant, battler, candidate, challenger, combatant, contender, contester, dark horse*, disputant, entrant, favorite, hopeful, member, participant, player, rival, scrapper*, team member, warrior; concept 366 …   New thesaurus

  • contestant — Contestant, [contest]ante. adj. v. Celuy qui conteste en justice. Les deux contestants. les parties contestantes …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • contestant — ► NOUN ▪ a person who takes part in a contest …   English terms dictionary

  • contestant — [kən test′ənt] n. [Fr] 1. one that competes in a contest 2. a person who contests a claim, decision, etc …   English World dictionary

  • contestant — {{11}}contestant (adj.) 1660s, from Fr. contestant, prp. of contester (see CONTEST (Cf. contest) (v.)). {{12}}contestant (n.) one who contests, from CONTESTANT (Cf. contestant) (adj.). Popularized in U.S. Civil War, when it was a journalist s… …   Etymology dictionary

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