Contra

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Definition: Contra


Quick Summary of Contra


An entry made into an account or statement to nullify a previous entry.




What is the dictionary definition of Contra?

Dictionary Definition


adj. Latin for “against” or “opposite to”. This usage is usually found in legal writing in statements like: “The decision in the case of Hammerhead v. Nail is contra to the rule stated in Keeler v. Beach.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Contra are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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