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contentious

Law relating to a cause or legal business that is contested, esp a probate matter
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Nationalists said homes in North Queen Street came under gun attack from loyalists who emerged from the neighbouring Tigers Bay district hours after a contentious parade passed by.
Indeed, towards the end of last fall's contentious Tory leadership race, the eventual winner, Iain Duncan Smith, said of his own party's division, "We need this like we need a hole in our head."
This suit promised to be the most contentious of all because he was suing a law firm--Collier, Shannon & Scott--and the lawyers said they'd see him in court, claiming defense "on the grounds of fair use." Last month, however, the publisher and the law firm settled out of court, with Collier, Shannon agreeing to "cessation of photocopying WBII's Product Safety Letter and a cash payment of an undisclosed amount."
The convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization opened on June 25 with a discussion of genetically altered food, one of the industry's most contentious issues.
Interestingly, however, Sanasarian shows that among all the changes that ensued in the first decade of revolution education became the most difficult and contentious one facing recognized religious minorities.
Yet this combination of physical space and social group contributed to a "contentious repertoire" that would help to make Paris the nineteenth century's "capital of revolution." [3]
This is the latest move in what has become an increasingly contentious relationship between the two chip manufacturers.
Even the defining of a problem can become a contentious exercise.
But while the scheme, designed by the well-respected Brennan Beer Gorman Architects, follows the Island's master plan, originally designed by John Burgee and Phillip Johnson, the contentious, insular community is expected to complain about anything that brings in transients.
The government's contentious `10-Point Plan' to make the Act more workable and give more certainty to pastoralists and miners was passed with significant amendments by the Senate in December.
There is certainly no lack of contentious issues in health care.
The chapter on All's Well That Ends Well, for example, begins with the subtitle: "(Re)Enter the Intertextual Ghost of Hamlet," then proceeds: "Thanks to their protagonists' status as meta-dramatists, which in a sense renders visible and therefore contentious the process of character production, both Troilus and Hamlet offer analyses - in the literal sense of a resolution into component parts - of the convention of military misogyny" (54).