Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun obsolete 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.

Etymologies

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From Latin adversus

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

  • "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

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

    Fielding

  • 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

  • To prolong these vagrant adversaria would not be difficult.

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

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

    Fielding

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

    March 1, 2008

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

    June 13, 2010

  • The world grows alarming and scarier;

    How fight off impending hysteria?

    You tame what you fear

    And save what is dear

    By penning in neat adversaria.

    January 2, 2018