What is CONTRA?

Against, confronting, opposite to; on the other hand; on the contrary. The word is used in many Latin phrases, as appears by the following titles. In the books of reports, contra, appended to the name of a judge or counsel, indicates that lie held a view of the matter in argument contrary to that next before advanced. Also, after citation of cases iu support of a position, contra is often prefixed to citations of cases opposed to it

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