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1 : open to contest, debate, or litigation [an fact]
: made on the merits and subject to dispute [an plea] [an defense]
2 : authorized for issue [bonds under the merger terms]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.