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contra

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preposition con·tra \ˈkän-trə\

Definition of contra

  1. 1 :  against —used chiefly in the phrase pro and contra

  2. 2 :  in opposition or contrast to

Examples of contra in a Sentence

  1. a roundup of editorials pro and contra the proposed constitutional amendment

Origin and Etymology of contra

Middle English, from Latin


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contra

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noun con·tra \ˈkän-trə, ˈkōn-, -ˌträ\

Definition of contra

  1. :  a member of a guerrilla group opposed to the Sandinista government in Nicaragua in the 1980s

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Origin and Etymology of contra

American Spanish, short for contrarrevolucionario counterrevolutionary


contra-

prefix con·tra

Definition of contra-

  1. 1 :  against :  contrary :  contrasting contradistinction

  2. 2 :  pitched below normal bass contrabassoon

Origin and Etymology of contra-

Middle English, from Latin, from contra against, opposite — more at counter


CONTRA- Defined for Kids

contra-

prefix con·tra

Definition of contra- for Students

  1. 1 :  against :  contrary :  contrasting contradiction

  2. 2 :  pitched below normal bass


Law Dictionary

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contra

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preposition con·tra \ˈkän-trə\

Legal Definition of contra

  1. :  in opposition or contrast to

Origin and Etymology of contra

Latin


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contra

adjective con·tra

Legal Definition of contra

  1. :  placed or set in opposition contra parties


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