ultra vires


ultra vires

adverb, adjective Law.

  1. beyond the legal power or authority of a corporation, corporate officer, etc. (opposed to intra vires).

adverb, adjective

  1. (predicative) law beyond the legal power or authority of a person, corporation, agent, etc

Latin, literally “beyond powers,” from vires “strength, force, vigor, power,” plural of vis.

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