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:
- The prize is a specified amount of money; or
- 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]