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contentious

Law relating to a cause or legal business that is contested, esp a probate matter
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These findings could be an indicator of continued adolescent antisocial personality traits into adulthood, although low contentiousness was not found (Aske, et al.
Specifically, he analyzes how Protestantism and contentiousness meshed with three sets of dual relationships that obtained among Korean Americans: migration and exile, religion and race, and colonialism and independence.
The overriding theme of recent amendments to the discovery rules has been open and forthright sharing of information by all parties to a case with the aim of expediting case progress, minimizing burden and expense, and removing contentiousness as much as practicable.
CPCA Chair, John Payne, says: "We are encouraged that the Secretary of State has called the application in, recognising the contentiousness of an application including building houses on protected parkland.
Gragnolati also traces perhaps the most contentious debates in Dante studies, but happily with refreshingly little contentiousness.
The four colonial spa case studies illustrate the contentiousness of attempting to recreate in the colonies small replicas of metropolitan France.
But 34 years of contentiousness doesn't get healed overnight.
However, contentiousness for its own sake is dangerous to our objectives.
Given the contentiousness that has sprung up around the encyclopaedia lately, I simply thought we might start showing it similar respect.
He effectively illustrates his point about the contextual nature of the spread of antitrust and the contentiousness of the debates.
The vagueness and contentiousness in interpreting the Iraqi Constitution have been deliberate, and have led, as expected, to the appearance of these disputes, although it wasn't expected that things would move so quickly, and that division would break out among key allies in today's Iraqi regime.