contradico

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contradico

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contradire

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From contrā (against) + dīcō (I say, speak).

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present active contrādīcō, present infinitive contrādīcere, perfect active contrādīxī, supine contrādictum

  1. (often with dative) I speak or allege against, oppose; contradict, gainsay.
    • c. 530-533 CE, Justinian I, Corpus Juris Civilis: Pandects, 11.7.14.13
      huic contradici potest: "ergo pietatis gratia funerasti"
      In this instance it can be alleged against the plaintiff, "Therefore you have conducted the funeral through a sense of duty."

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  • Often written separately or inverted, especially during the pre-Augustan period of writing

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