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ad·ver·sar·i·al

 (ăd′vər-sâr′ē-əl)
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of an adversary; involving antagonistic elements: "Some speakers fall almost willingly into an adversarial relationship with the audience" (Don Pfarrer).

adversarial

(ˌædvɜːˈsɛərɪəl)
adj
1. pertaining to or characterized by antagonism and conflict
2. (Law) Brit having or involving opposing parties or interests in a legal contest. US term: adversary
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adversarial

adjective
Acting against or in opposition:
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adversarial

[ˌædvɜːˈsɛərɪəl]
A. ADJ [role] → de antagonista; [relationship] → de enfrentamiento, conflictivo
B. CPD adversarial procedure Nprocedimiento m de confrontación
the adversarial system N (Jur) → el sistema acusatorio

adversarial

[ˌædvərˈsɛəriəl] adj [relationship, system] → antagonique
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The adversarial system naturally gravitates toward the use of forensic evidence since the prosecutor must prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt and the accused has the right to decline taking the stand.
For many this is an empowering experience, the opposite of a courtroom where they might be re-victimized in an adversarial system intent on discrediting them.
With the rise of plea bargaining, criminal justice has evolved from a purely adversarial system of trials and litigated justice in which the decisions are made by judge or jury to a system of administrative justice where the prosecutor makes the most important decisions in charging and plea bargaining.
balance with the preservation of our adversarial system.
The essence of the adversarial system is like the scientific method.
He also called on the federal government to embark on a less adversarial system when it came to Aboriginal and treaty rights implementation.
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in an adversarial system can create a coordination problem, preventing
It argues that the adversarial system stresses conflict resolution over finding the truth.
In theory, and many times in practice, the adversarial system facilitates the search for truth.
The result is a confrontational and adversarial system.