- first-person singular present indicative of contradire
From contrā (“against”) + dīcō (“I say, speak”).
contrādīcō (present infinitive contrādīcere, perfect active contrādīxī, supine contrādictum); third conjugation, irregular short imperative
- (often with dative) I speak or allege against, oppose; contradict, gainsay.
- c. 530-533 CE, Justinian I, Corpus Juris Civilis: Pandects, 22.214.171.124
- 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."
- Often written separately or inverted, especially during the pre-Augustan period of writing