In relation to; compared to: «He performed well against the other competitors.» I knew, of course, that I could make a fuss when Simpson stopped by his desk on his return from Goldstone. [Latin, violence or violence.] A term used in many legal expressions and maxims, such as vis injuriosa, «illegal violence». Technically, the «a» opposite is an «ã», because the expression literally translates from French for «face to face». There is a slightly pedantic sound to the term vis-à-vis, so use it with caution. It`s more of a term that could be used in a newspaper article or academic treatise, and something best avoided altogether in language unless you`re intentionally aiming for a comic effect. Powered by Black`s Law Dictionary, Free 2nd ed., and The Law Dictionary. The French expression «vis-à-vis» is used in English as a preposition meaning con respecto a; con relación a; in relación con, etc., as in «the position of employees vis-à-vis their employer» (La posición de los trabajadores con respecto a su empleador) or «the value of the pound against the dollar» (El Valor de la libra con relación al dólar). But in Spain, in the context of prison law (Derecho penitenciario), vis-à-vis has a very particular meaning that refers to private visits (comunicaciones íntimas) with a spouse or partner granted to prisoners under certain conditions. The family «vis-à-vis» (comunicaciones familiares et comunicaciones de convivencia) is also possible and desired.
To learn more, click here. Vis-à-vis comes from the Latin over French, where it literally means «face to face». In English, it was first used to refer to a small carriage in which two people sat opposite each other. From there, it received various other meanings, such as «dance partner». Today, it no longer refers to real physical faces and bodies, but its modern meaning comes from the fact that things that are face to face can be easily compared or contrasted. For example, a greyhound is very big against a Scottie, and one currency may be stronger against another. STRENGTH. A Latin word meaning power. In law, it is any form of violence, violence or disturbance that relates to a person`s person or property. Vis-a-vis is a chic way of saying «in terms of» or «in relation to», as in, «He was significantly underpaid compared to other researchers». «Wedding visit» is the term most commonly used to describe private visits with detainees in English-speaking jurisdictions where they are permitted. In the United States, they are allowed in four states (California, Connecticut, New York and Washington).
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