con·tes·tant /kənˈtɛstənt ||ˈkɑnˌ/
Con·test·ant n. One who contests; an opponent; a litigant; a disputant; one who claims that which has been awarded to another.
n 1: a person who participates in competitions
2: a person who dissents from some established policy [syn: dissenter,
dissident, protester, objector]