ultra vires

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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 and Etymology of ultra vires

New Latin, literally, beyond power


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ultra vires

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adverb or adjective ul·tra vi·res \ ˈəl-trə-ˈvī-ˌrēz, ˈu̇l-trä-ˈvē-ˌrās \

legal Definition of ultra vires

:beyond the scope or in excess of legal power or authority (as of a corporation)
  • the agency acted ultra vires
  • the agreement was ultra vires
— compare intra vires

Origin and Etymology of ultra vires

Latin, beyond the power or means (of)


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