adversarial


ad·ver·sar·i·al

adjective \ˌad-və(r)-ˈser-ē-əl, -ˈse-rē-\

: involving two people or two sides who oppose each other

Full Definition of ADVERSARIAL

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of an adversary or adversary procedures

Examples of ADVERSARIAL

  1. an adversarial system of justice with prosecution and defense opposing each other
  2. <the relationship between the president and the congress should not be adversarial if anything is to get done>

First Known Use of ADVERSARIAL

1871

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