Contest

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Contest means to defend against an adverse claim made in a court by a plaintiff or a prosecutor; to challenge a position asserted in a judicial proceeding. For instance, a disgruntled relative may formally contest the probate of a will

Additionally, contest also means a competition of chance or skill, where 2 or more contestants compete for prizes. Per Nevada state law, a contest means a competition among patrons for a prize, whether or not: 

  1. The prize is a specified amount of money; or
  2. Consideration is required to be paid by the patrons to participate in the competition.

[Last updated in June of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]