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Contra

Against; conflicting; opposite.

A contra-balance is the amount in an account of a creditor that is the opposite of the usual balance of such an account. It is an account receivable (a debt owed to the creditor) but with a credit balance (an amount owed to the debtor greater than what is owed to the creditor). The creditor therefore owes the debtor money, the opposite of the normal debtor-creditor relationship.

contra

adj. Latin for against or opposite to. This usage is usually found in legal writing in statements like: "The decision in the case of Hammerhead v. Nail is contra to the rule stated in Keeler v. Beach."

contra

adverb adverse to, against, con, contrarily, contrariwise, contrawise, conversely, counter, in conflict with, in contrast to, in opposition to, inversely, loathe to, on the contrary, on the other hand, opposed to, opposite, oppositely, otherwise, per contra, quite the contrary, to the contrary, vice versa, versus

contra

noun antipode, antithesis, antonym, converse, counter, extreme, inverse, obverse, offset, opposite, reverse, the other side

contra

preposition adverse to, against, at cross purroses, athwart, contrariwise, counter, in conflict with, in opposition to, opposed to, opposite to, over against, versus, vis-à-vis

contra

‘against’.

CONTRA. Over; against; opposite to anything: as, such a case lays down a certain principle; such other case, contra.

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In 1988, he opposed a bid to provide new military aid to the contras, but he maintained a line on Central American politics that more frequently paralleled that of the Reagan Administration than that of grassroots Democrats.
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Morris, who won a Pulitzer Prize for a Theodore Roosevelt biography, comes to no firm conclusion about Reagan's role in the diversion of money to the Nicaraguan Contras from illicit missile sales to Iran.
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