per contra


per con·tra

adverb \(ˌ)pər-ˈkän-trə\

Definition of PER CONTRA

1
a :  on the contrary
b :  by way of contrast
2
:  as an offset

Origin of PER CONTRA

Italian, by the opposite side (of the ledger)
First Known Use: 1554

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