Definitions

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  • n. Originally, a book of accounts, so named from the placing of debt and credit in opposition to each other. A collection of notes or commentaries; a commonplace book.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A miscellaneous collection of notes, remarks, or selections; a commonplace book; also, commentaries or notes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A miscellaneous collection of notes, remarks, or selections; a commonplace-book; memoranda or annotations.

Etymologies

From Latin adversus (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Islam and violence alastair.adversaria » Some Thoughts on Islam and Violence: Atheism and secularism are, in many respects, working with borrowed moral capital when they condemn the violent past of Christendom.

    Islam and violence

  • "I have acquired a copy of Master Matthias de L'Obel's Stirpium adversaria nova, but when I wish to consult it I am obliged to wait until my husband or my chaplain or my cousin Richard has time to translate for me."

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • _, 15, 3, § 4: "De Persica adversaria nobis gente progressa."

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • The Latin translation of Petrus Bertius was literally copied for me by another friend in Holland, Dr.M. Cohen Stuart, from the Scripta adversaria Collationis Hagiensis, Lugd.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • The remaining points which call for notice are little more than dispersed adversaria.

    Fielding

  • To prolong these vagrant adversaria would not be difficult.

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

  • He works at an essay of his own upon Justification, at adversaria on Aristotle's

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

  • Over a century ago we made worker's comp a no fault system, because the adversaria ­l process turned coworkers into enemies.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Other famous ancient place names survived only in distorted Turkish or Italian version. "(p 13)" A few manuscripts of ancient authors survived in the libraries of the monasteries hidden among heaps of theological adversaria but, with few exceptions, the libraries rotted undisturbed.

    American Chronicle

  • alastair.adversaria » Eating and Drinking in John 6: The evocative language of Scripture demands to be read with something other than the emaciated imagination of the scientific exegete.

    Eating and Drinking in John 6

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  • JM has a collection of adversaria that are most certainly not commonplace.

    June 13, 2010

  • A miscellaneous collection of notes, remarks, or selections; a commonplace book; also, commentaries or notes.

    March 1, 2008