per contra

[per kon-truh; Latin per kohn-trah]


on the other hand; on the contrary.

Origin of per contra

First recorded in 1545–55, per contra is from the Latin word per contrā Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for per contra

notwithstanding, yet, nonetheless, withal, anyhow, but, despite, though, howbeit

British Dictionary definitions for per contra

per contra


on the contrary

Word Origin for per contra

from Latin
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