per contra

per contra
adverb Etymology: Italian, by the opposite side (of the ledger) Date: 1554 1. a. on the contrary b. by way of contrast 2. as an offset

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • per contra — [pər kän′trə] adv. [L] on the contrary …   English World dictionary

  • per contra — /peuhr kon treuh/; Lat. /perdd kohn trddah/ on the other hand; on the contrary. [1545 55; < L per contra] * * * …   Universalium

  • per contra — /pɜ: kɒntrə/ noun words showing that a contra entry has been made …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • per contra — /pɜ ˈkɒntrə/ (say per kontruh) adverb to the opposite side of an account. {Latin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • per contra — adverb in contrast, on the contrary …   Wiktionary

  • per contra — [pə: kɒntrə] adverb on the other hand. noun the opposite side of an account or an assessment. Origin C16: from Ital …   English new terms dictionary

  • per contra — [L.] On the contrary …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • per contra — Denoting a book keeping entry of a particular amount on the opposite side of an account It is often used when two entries, a debit and a credit, are on opposite sides of the same page, as, for example, a transfer from cash to bank or vice versa,… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • per contra — To the contrary. On the other hand …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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