Origin of contraClassical Latin
Origin of contraAmSp, short for contrarrevolucionario, a counterrevolutionary
- against, opposite, opposed to, contrary: contradict, contraceptive
- lower in musical pitch or register: contrabassoon
Origin of contra-from Classical Latin contra, against from Old Latin an unverified form com-tro- ( from com-, com- + an unverified form -tero-, comparative suffix); designating associated, association of two (opposites)
Origin of contraLatin contrā against ; see kom in Indo-European roots.
Origin of ContraSpanish short for contrarrevolucionario counterrevolutionary from contrarrevolución counterrevolution contra- contra- ( from Latin contrā- ; see contra- . ) revolución revolution ( from Late Latin revolūtiō, revolūtiōn- ; see revolution . )
- Against; opposite; contrasting: contraposition.
- Lower in pitch: contrabassoon.
Origin of contra-Middle English from Latin contrā- from contrā against ; see contra . Sense 2, Italian from Latin contrā
(comparative more contra, superlative most contra)
- to the contrary to something
Short for Spanish contrarrevolucionarios (“counter-revolutionaries”).
contra - Legal Definition
- Against; in contradiction or opposition to; in answer or reply to. See also precedent.
- In legal citation, an indication to the reader that the cited authority supports a contrary position.