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vis

[wees; English vis] /wis; English vɪs/
noun, plural vires
[wee-reys; English vahy-reez] /ˈwi reɪs; English ˈvaɪ riz/ (Show IPA).
Latin.
1.
strength; force; power.
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  • Willful misconduct or ultra vires acts may remove the action of committee members from the scope of the qualified immunity.
  • If the district has, in fact, exceeded its debt limitation its act in doing so is ultra vires and no valid obligation exists.
British Dictionary definitions for vires

vires

/ˈvaɪriːz/
noun
1.
the plural of vis

vis

/vɪs/
noun (pl) vires (ˈvaɪriːz)
1.
power, force, or strength
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