Definition of contradistinguish in English:


Line breaks: contra|dis¦tin|guish
Pronunciation: /kɒntrədɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃ


[with object] archaic
  • Distinguish between (two things) by contrasting them: we do not know exactly when the common law and statute law began to be contradistinguished
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    • The privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States, as contradistinguished from citizens of a State, are chiefly defined in the first eight amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
    • It is important to understand, however, that (for Plato at least) the rational part of the soul is not to be identified with what Hume called Reason and contradistinguished from the Passions.
    • In his article he contradistinguishes Europe and the West, while ably tying in the Lithuanian case.

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