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Definition of the adjective Adversarial

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  1. Characteristic of, or in the manner of, an adversary; combative, hostile, opposed


Adversarial is a musical group.

  • albums: "All Idols Fall Before the Hammer", "Thralls"

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Google previewMediation in a Nutshell (2014)

by Kimberlee Kovach

Adversarial is a term used to describe a negotiation approach which is viewed as a distributive, rights based, where the negotiator is demanding, firm, and argumentative. On the other hand, problem solving negotiation can be defined as ...

Google previewThe Reasonable Woman

A Guide to Intellectual Survival by Wendy McElroy

ne reason verbal arguments become adversarial is that few people know how to argue well. Even when you become skilled at argumentation, your exchanges will be complicated by the fact that arguing is not a solitary pastime. In other words ...

Google previewDictionary of Forensic Psychology (2013)

by Graham Towl, David P. Farrington, David Crighton, Gareth Hughes

The adversarial system is the process of law that relies on two or more opposing sides seeking to resolve issues before an independent tribunal or court. The adversarial system of law, generally adopted in common law countries suchasthe ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

Coalescent behavior produces a consociational democracy, whereas adversarial behavior leads to a centrifugal democracy. In consociational democracies, political leaders strive to achieve the largest majority possible, incorporating the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Criminal Justice (2012)

by Peter Joyce, Neil Wain

adversarial justice 7 See also: judges, judicial review References and further reading Cane, P. (2009) Administrative Tribunals and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychology and Law (2007)

by Brian L. Cutler

As legal cultures are transformed, however, and victims are increasingly perceived as a legitimate party in proceedings, victim participation can become an acceptable practice and a way to inject restorative justice elements into adversarial ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Law (2000)

by Alan Gilpin

See also: Adversarial Procedure; Common Law; Environmental Law; Statutory Instrument. Adversarial. Procedure. A court procedure observed primarily in countries in which the Anglo-American legal system of common law prevails.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009)

by Helen Taylor Greene, Shaun L. Gabbidon

Drug treatment courts subvert the adversarial ideal in a number of ways. Instead of serving as neutral referee, the judge becomes the primary actor, involved in a therapeutic relationship with the defendant (the “client”) and directing the course ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evaluation (2005)

by Sandra Mathison

In the next few years, some evaluators tried out what was then called the adversarial or judicial evaluation model. Since the early l980s, however, there seem to be no instances of a real-world application of the approach. The last full- on ...

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Trials by the adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood. (Warren E. Burger)
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The value of this 11-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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