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vis-à-vis

preposition uk   /ˌviːz.əˈviː/ formal
in relation to: I've got to speak to James Lewis vis-à-vis the arrangements for Thursday. in comparison with: The decline in the power of local authorities vis-à-vis central government is worrying.
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