Definition of per contra in English:

per contra

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Pronunciation: /pəː ˈkɒntrə
 
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adverb

formal
On the other hand: he had worked very hard on the place; she, per contra, had little to do

noun

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The opposite side of an account or an assessment: a per contra account

Origin

mid 16th century: from Italian.

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