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adversary


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adversary  \Ad"ver*sa*ry\,  a. 
  1.  Opposed;  opposite;  adverse;  antagonistic.  [Archaic]  --Bp. 
  King. 
 
  2.  (Law)  Having  an  opposing  party;  not  unopposed;  as  an 
  adversary  suit. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adversary  \Ad`ver*sa*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Adversaries}.  [OE. 
  adversarie  direct  fr  the  Latin,  and  adversaire  fr  OF 
  adversier  aversier  fr  L.  adversarius  (a.)  turned  toward, 
  (n.)  an  adversary.  See  {Adverse}.] 
  One  who  is  turned  against  another  or  others  with  a  design  to 
  oppose 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adversary 
  n  :  someone  who  offers  opposition  [syn:  {antagonist},  {opponent}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Adversary 
  (Heb.  satan),  an  opponent  or  foe  (1  Kings  5:4;  11:14,  23,  25; 
  Luke  13:17);  one  that  speaks  against  another,  a  complainant 
  (Matt.  5:25;  Luke  12:58);  an  enemy  (Luke  18:3),  and  specially 
  the  devil  (1  Pet.  5:8). 
 




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