ver·sus (vûrsəs, -səz)
1. Abbr. v. or vs. In conflict or competition with; against: the plaintiff versus the defendant; Michigan versus Ohio State.
2. As the alternative to or in contrast with: "freedom of information versus invasion of privacy" (Ian Hamilton).
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, turned, toward, from past participle of vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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