adversary


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to adversary: Adversary proceeding

adversary

adjective adversarius, adverse party, competitor, contender, contestant, contester, corival, dissentient, enemy, foe, litigant, opponent, opposer, opposing party, oppositionist, oppugnant, resister, rival
Associated concepts: adversary parties, adversary proceeding
See also: contender, contestant, disputant, foe, litigant, opponent, party, plaintiff, rival

ADVERSARY. One who is a party in a writ or action opposed to the other party.

References in classic literature ?
The moment could not be far off when, the Nautilus attacking its adversary, my companions and myself should for ever leave this man.
Come, if so you will, count, and continue this conversation at my house, any day you may be willing to see an adversary capable of understanding and anxious to refute you, and I will show you my father, M.
not the first prince of the blood, not the king's uncle, but the base conspirator, the soul of every cabal, who pretends to lead the brave people who are weak enough to believe in the honor of a prince of the blood -- not the prince nearest to the throne, not the king's uncle, I repeat, but the murderer of Chalais, of Montmorency and of Cinq-Mars, who is playing now the same game he played long ago and who thinks that he will win the game because he has a new adversary -- instead of a man who threatened, a man who smiles.
As these thoughts flashed through his mind and he cast about for some feasible plan of action, his eyes fell upon the corpse upon the roof near him, and immediately there occurred to him the possibility of disguising himself in the raiment of his conquered adversary.
In another block he saw two creatures struggling upon the roof of an adjacent building until finally one of them, wrenching himself free from the grasp of the other, gave his adversary a mighty push which hurled him to the pavement below, where he lay motionless upon the dusty road.
He promptly sent for the Adversary of Souls and demanded his freedom, explaining that he was entirely orthodox, and had always led a pious and holy life.
That is all very true," said the Adversary, "but you taught by example that a verb should not agree with its subject in person and number, whereas the Good Book says that contention is worse than a dinner of herbs.
Thus the war went on for several days, when Florida endeavored to draw her adversary away on to fresh ground; and one morning the
Which is an adversary to this Zarathustra from the very heart: forgive it for this
Yes, when the hour of battle came, he was almost ashamed to say, "Go it, Figs"; and not a single other boy in the place uttered that cry for the first two or three rounds of this famous combat; at the commencement of which the scientific Cuff, with a contemptuous smile on his face, and as light and as gay as if he was at a ball, planted his blows upon his adversary, and floored that unlucky champion three times running.
Nevertheless, his intrepid adversary prepared to close for the thirteenth time.
I was anxious and watchful, while my right hand grasped a pistol which was hidden in my bosom; every sound terrified me, but I resolved that I would sell my life dearly and not shrink from the conflict until my own life or that of my adversary was extinguished.