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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flagAustralia
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagItaly
59%
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flagEstonia
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flagSwitzerland
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flagFrance
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flagPoland
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5%
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flagthe United States
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62%
2%
6%
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flagRussia
23%
29%
14%
32%
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flagGermany
20%
66%
6%
5%
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flagAustria
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65%
0%
14%
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flagthe United Kingdom
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57%
8%
15%
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flagSpain
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77%
4%
3%
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flagUkraine
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42%
7%
35%
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flagthe Netherlands
12%
75%
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0%
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flagArgentina
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90%
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flagChina
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53%
23%
15%
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flagBelgium
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80%
13%
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flagMexico
2%
95%
2%
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flagBrazil
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86%
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13%
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