contra (kon-tr[schwa]), prep. Against or contrary to. ? As a citation signal, contra denotes that the cited authority supports a contrary view. In old law reports, contra often identifies the defendant’s attorney (pro que-rente refers to the plaintiff’s).
¡°Observe in the note citing cases in support of a proposition mentioned in the text whether any of the cases follow the word contra, which means that a contrary rule has been laid down in them.¡± Frank Hall Childs, Where and How to Find the Law 78¨C79 (1922).
How do Chinese lawyers translate the term CONTRA?
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