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VERSUS

[Latin, Against.] A designation used in the caption of a lawsuit to indicate the opposite positions taken by the parties.

In the title of a lawsuit, the plaintiff's name appears first; the word versus follows; then the defendant's name appears, as in "A versus B." Versus is commonly abbreviated vs. or v.

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ver·sus / ˈvərsəs; -səz/ (abbr.: v. or vs.) • prep. against (esp. in sports and legal use): Penn versus Princeton. ∎  as opposed to; in contrast to: weighing the pros and cons of organic versus inorganic produce.

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versus (leg.) against. XV. — medL. (XIII) use of L. versus towards, in the sense of adversus against.

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