Definitions for versusˈvɜr səs, -səz
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word versus
against, in opposition to.
It is the Packers versus the Steelers in the Super Bowl.
compared with, as opposed to.
Bringing a legal action against, as used in the title of a court case in which the first party indicates the plaintiff (or appellant or the like), and the second indicates the defendant (or respondent or the like).
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans.
Origin: From versus, past participle of verto.
against; as, John Doe versus Richard Roe; -- chiefly used in legal language, and abbreviated to v. or vs
Origin: [L., toward, turned in the direction of, from vertere, versum, to turn. See Verse.]
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