versus

versus ver‧sus [ˈvɜːsəs ǁ ˈvɜːr-] abbreviation v or vs. preposition LAW
used to show that two people or companies are against each other in a legal case:

• The judge agreed with the decision in White versus Illinois.

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versus UK US /ˈvɜːsəs/ preposition (ABBREVIATION v, or vs)
used when comparing two ideas, opinions, etc.: »

Economists were forecasting another sharp decline in the dollar versus the euro before year end.

used to show that two different people, groups, organizations, etc. are against each other in a competition, legal case, etc.: »

A father versus son battle for control of one of Britain's largest home builders is under way at the construction group.

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The Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision is one of the most famous in US legal history.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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