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ultra vires

adverb or adjective ul·tra vi·res \ˌəl-trə-ˈvī-(ˌ)rēz\

Definition of ULTRA VIRES

:  beyond the scope or in excess of legal power or authority

Origin of ULTRA VIRES

New Latin, literally, beyond power
First Known Use: 1793

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