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On the other hand.‘he had worked very hard on the place; she, per contra, had little to do’
The opposite side of an account or an assessment.‘a per contra account’reverse, converse, antithesis, contrary, inverse, obverse, contradictionView synonyms
Mid 16th century: from Italian.
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