ad·ver·sary 1 /'ad-vər-ˌser-ē/ n: one that contends with or opposes another; esp: any of the opposing parties in a legal actionadversary 2 adj: of, relating to, or involving opposing parties or interests; specif: of, relating to, or involving a system of justice in which opposing parties usu. represented by counsel present evidence to an impartial decision-maker (as a jury) by a process of questioning witnesses under the supervision of a judge compare accusatorial, inquisitorial
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
adversarius, adverse party, antagonist, competitor, contender, contestant, contester, corival, disputant, dissentient, enemy, foe, litigant, opponent, opposer opposing party, oppositionist, oppugnant, resister, rival
associated concepts: adversary parties, adversary proceeding
contender, contestant, disputant, foe, litigant, opponent, party (litigant), plaintiff, rival
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.Opponent; opposing counsel.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
n. An opponent, especially an opposing attorney or party in an action.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.