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Meaning of CONTRA

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"tra\
A Latin adverb and preposition, signifying against, contrary,
in opposition, etc., entering as a prefix into the
composition of many English words. Cf. {Counter}, adv. &
pref.

 
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