Definition of e contra in English:

e contra

(also econtra)


  • On the other hand, on the contrary; in return. Now chiefly US, Law.


Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin e contra (also as one word, econtra) conversely, on the contrary, on the other hand (Vetus Latina, Vulgate) from classical Latin ē out of + contrā against.


e contra

/eɪ ˈkɒntrə/