AS AGAINST; AS BETWEEN
\az ɐɡˈɛnst], \az ɐɡˈɛnst], \a_z ɐ_ɡ_ˈɛ_n_s_t]\
Definitions of AS AGAINST; AS BETWEEN
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These words contrast the relative position of two persons, with a tacit reference to a different relationship between one of them and a third person. For instance, the temporary bailee of a chattel is entitled to it as be- tivccn himself and a stranger, or as against a stranger; reference being made by this form of words to the rights of the bailor. Wharton.
By Henry Campbell Black
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