countervailing

countervailing
adjective formal with an equally strong but opposite effect: the need for countervailing forces to that of the state

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  • countervailing — index contradictory, contrary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • Countervailing — Countervail Coun ter*vail (koun t?r v?l ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Countervailed} ( v?ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Countervailing}.] [OF. contrevaloir; contre (L. contra) + valoir to avail, fr. L. valere to be strong, avail. See {Vallant}.] To act against… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countervailing — adj. Countervailing is used with these nouns: ↑force …   Collocations dictionary

  • countervailing — coun|ter|vail|ing [ ,kauntər veılıŋ ] adjective VERY FORMAL influencing something in an opposite but equally strong way: countervailing evidence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • countervailing — UK [ˌkaʊntə(r)ˈveɪlɪŋ] / US [ˌkaʊntərˈveɪlɪŋ] adjective very formal influencing something in an opposite but equally strong way countervailing evidence …   English dictionary

  • countervailing duty — ➔ duty * * * countervailing duty UK US noun [C] ► ECONOMICS, TAX a tax on particular imports in order to make the goods less cheap in comparison with similar, more expensive, goods produced in the importing country: »The Commerce Department… …   Financial and business terms

  • Countervailing power — is the theory of political modification of markets, formulated by American economist John Kenneth Galbraith in his 1952 book American Capitalism. In the classic liberal economy, goods and services are provided and prices set by free bargaining.… …   Wikipedia

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