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[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.

See: contra

VERSUS. Against; as A B versus C D. This is usually abbreviated v.

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