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Contradistinction Con`tra*dis*tinc"tion, n.
Distinction by contrast.
That there are such things as sins of infirmity in
contradistinction to those of presumption is not to be
Counter distinctionCounter Coun"ter, a.
Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse;
antagonistic; as, a counter current; a counter revolution; a
counter poison; a counter agent; counter fugue. ``Innumerable
facts attesting the counter principle.' --I. Taylor.
Counter approach (Fort.), a trench or work pushed forward
from defensive works to meet the approaches of besiegers.
Counter bond (Law), in old practice, a bond to secure one
who has given bond for another.
Counter brace. See Counter brace, in Vocabulary.
Counter deed (Law), a secret writing which destroys,
invalidates, or alters, a public deed.
Counter distinction, contradistinction. [Obs.]
Counter drain, a drain at the foot of the embankment of a
canal or watercourse, for carrying off the water that may
Counter extension (Surg.), the fixation of the upper part
of a limb, while extension is practiced on the lower part,
as in cases of luxation or fracture.
Counter fissure (Surg.) Same as Contrafissure.
Counter indication. (Med.) Same as Contraindication.
Counter irritant (Med.), an irritant to produce a blister,
a pustular eruption, or other irritation in some part of
the body, in order to relieve an existing irritation in
some other part. ``Counter irritants are of as great use
in moral as in physical diseases.' --Macaulay.
Counter irritation (Med.), the act or the result of
applying a counter irritant.
Counter opening, an aperture or vent on the opposite side,
or in a different place.
Counter parole (Mil.), a word in addition to the password,
given in time of alarm as a signal.
Counter plea (Law), a replication to a plea. --Cowell.
Counter pressure, force or pressure that acts in a contrary
direction to some other opposing pressure.
Counter project, a project, scheme, or proposal brought
forward in opposition to another, as in the negotiation of
a treaty. --Swift.
Counter proof, in engraving, a print taken off from another
just printed, which, by being passed through the press,
gives a copy in reverse, and of course in the same
position as that of plate from which the first was
printed, the object being to enable the engraver to
inspect the state of the plate.
Counter revolution, a revolution opposed to a former one,
and restoring a former state of things.
Counter revolutionist, one engaged in, or befriending, a
Counter round (Mil.), a body of officers whose duty it is
to visit and inspect the rounds and sentinels.
Counter sea (Naut.), a sea running in an opposite direction
from the wind.
Counter sense, opposite meaning.
Counter signal, a signal to answer or correspond to
Counter signature, the name of a secretary or other officer
countersigned to a writing. --Tooke.
Counter slope, an overhanging slope; as, a wall with a
counter slope. --Mahan.
Counter statement, a statement made in opposition to, or
denial of, another statement.
Counter surety, a counter bond, or a surety to secure one
who has given security.
Counter tally, a tally corresponding to another.
Counter tide, contrary tide.
Indistinction In`dis*tinc"tion, n. [Cf. F. indistinction.]
Want of distinction or distinguishableness; confusion;
The indistinction of many of the same name . . . hath
made some doubt. --Sir T.
An indistinction of all persons, or equality of all
orders, is far from being agreeable to the will of God.
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