ultra vires

ultra vires

[uhl-truh vahy-reez]
noun Law.
beyond the legal power or authority of a corporation, corporate officer, etc. (opposed to intra vires ).

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin ultrā vīrēs literally, beyond strength

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ultra vires (ˈvaɪriːz)
 
adv, —adj
(predicative) law beyond the legal power or authority of a person, corporation, agent, etc
 
[Latin, literally: beyond strength]

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