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COUNTER, Eng. law. The name of an ancient prison in the city of London, which has now been demolished.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'That is why one of my reasons why I do not like itong [this] creeping influence of faith that sometimes run counter to what government believes to be good for the people, at least in this temporal life,' Duterte said.
Lithuania's regulation that sets a ceiling on the amount of maternity/paternity pay does not run counter to the Constitution, the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday, January 24.
President Hassan Rouhani said the United States' fresh sanctions run counter to the Geneva deal between Tehran and the six world powers, warning that Washington's continued hostile moves have made Iranians distrustful of the US.
The reason, according to the official, is that the duties would run counter to provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
If the report is officially confirmed, it will run counter to an initial evaluation late last year that found the 33-year-old right-wing extremist criminally insane and will thus relaunch the debate on whether or not he can be sentenced to prison for the twin attacks.
The EU also calls upon both sides to avoid steps that run counter to the Quartet's efforts to restart negotiations.
Ashton statement said that the actions of the Israeli government has ignored urgent calls by the international community, and has also run counter to achieving a peaceful solution that will preserve ISrael's security and realize the Palestinians' righ to statehood.
Summary: Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Sunday the actions of the United States run counter to its call for establishing amicable relations with Tehran.
Summary: Rabat - Moroccan authorities have recently expelled foreigners, from different nationalities, who have committed acts that run counter to laws in force, the Interior Ministry said.
Mackey's views run counter to the company's liberal and organic image; customers have responded by organizing boycotts and protests of the chain.
These disease outbreaks run counter to the Animal Health Strategy 2007-2013.