contrary to

preposition

Definition of contrary to

: in conflict with : despite contrary to orders, he set out alone

First Known Use of contrary to

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of contrary to was in the 14th century

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“Contrary to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrary%20to. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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