What is the literal meaning of Latin “versus”?

towards
against
with
in front of
Literally, “versus” means "in the direction of". The word is often erroneously used in English for "against", probably as the truncation of "adversus"
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flagItaly
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flagFrance
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flagGermany
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flagthe United States
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flagSpain
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagAustria
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flagArgentina
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flagChina
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