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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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We must remember that Kenya is an adversarial system and sometimes, poor legal presentation of facts can ruin a good case.
The verdict stated that in an adversarial system, the role of a judge was that of a neutral umpire, unruffled by emotions, adding that a judge was to ensure fair trial between the prosecution and the defence on the basis of evidence.
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Further, the adversarial system of litigation, currently in vogue, is blended with inquisitorial system to reach a just conclusion.
"We have an adversarial system in Westminster and it's in our DNA not to co-operate with each other.
As to the working of courts, the British colonials introduced their own Adversarial system of justice where emphasis was on everyone being heard and then reasoned orders being passed where the judges waxed eloquent and used the nuances of the English language to indulge in unnecessary hairsplitting and relied heavily on precedence, that is previous decisions of courts.
This great endeavour, the petition maintained, undertaken in the interests of justice, however, is destined to remain a patchwork given that it arises from individual cases litigated in an adversarial system of justice.
When you add working in an adversarial system fraught with demanding schedules and heavy workloads, stress often undermines the ability to create an environment in which people naturally come together.
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'In our current adversarial system, judges passively receive evidence and act as impartial referees between the prosecution and defense,' he added.
Both are important members of the adversarial system: equal contributors and advocates of justice.