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per contra

[per kon-truh; Latin per kohn-trah]
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  1. 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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per contra

  1. on the contrary
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Word Origin

from Latin
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