[ per kon-truh; Latin per kohn-trah ]
/ pər ˈkɒn trə; Latin pɛr ˈkoʊn trɑ /
on the other hand; on the contrary.
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Origin of per contra
First recorded in 1545–55, per contra is from the Latin word per contrā
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British Dictionary definitions for per contra
/ (ˈpɜː ˈkɒntrə) /
on the contrary
Word Origin for per contra
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