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Overview page. Subjects: Accounting.

A book-keeping entry on the opposite side of an account to an earlier entry, with the object of cancelling the effect of the earlier entry.

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Contra

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 206 words.

The word occurs in the phrase ‘pro and contra’ or, more commonly, ‘pros and cons’, meaning the points for and

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Contras

John A. Booth.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 562 words.

The contras (from Spanish contrarevolucionarios, “counterrevolutionaries”) conducted organized armed resistance to Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution (1979–1990). After Anastasio

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 37 words.

repr. L. prefix contrā- (cf. prec.), denoting opposition or the opposite side or direction, which, somewhat rare in classical L.,

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 61 words.

against; adv. on or to the contrary XIV; prep., esp. in absol. use in pro and contra (abbrev. CON

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Contras

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Also contras the guerrilla force in Nicaragua that opposed the left-wing Sandinista government (1979–90), and was supported by the United States for much of that time. It was officially...

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Contra-

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 124 words.

(1) A prefix meaning ‘against’, as in contrapunctus and contratenor.

(2) A prefix meaning ‘lower octave’, probably derived from the early practice of indicating the notes below the...

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<i>contra proferentum</i>

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2013; p ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 78 words.

The contra proferentum rule is an aid to construction in cases of ambiguity: Maye v CML (1924) 35 CLR 14.

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<i>contra proferentum</i>

Edited by Audrey Blunden.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 78 words.

The contra proferentum rule is an aid to construction in cases of ambiguity: Maye v CML (1924) 35

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<i>contra proferentem</i>

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

October 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 79 words.

The contra proferentem rule is an aid to construction in cases of ambiguity: Maye v CML (1924) 35

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<i>Contra Faustum</i>

in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

January 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity. 6380 words.

Although Contra Faustum is Aug.'s longest treatise against the *Manichaeans, adding up to 546 pages in the CSEL

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