ultra vires
adverb or adjective Etymology: New Latin, literally, beyond power Date: 1793 beyond the scope or in excess of legal power or authority

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  • Ultra vires — is a Latin phrase that literally means beyond the powers . Its inverse is called intra vires , meaning within the powers . It is used as a legal term in a number of common law contexts.Corporate lawIn corporate law, ultra vires describes acts… …   Wikipedia

  • ultra vires — ul·tra vi·res / əl trə vī ˌrēz, u̇l trä vē ˌrās/ adv or adj [Latin, beyond the power or means (of)]: 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… …   Law dictionary

  • ultra vires — ul‧tra vi‧res [ˌʌltrə ˈvaɪriːz] adjective LAW beyond legal or official powers: • All these transactions could be declared ultra vires. • an ultra vires demand by the revenue * * * ultra vires UK US adjective LAW ► beyond the legal power or… …   Financial and business terms

  • Ultra vires — Ul tra vi res, [Law Latin, from L. prep. ultra beyond + vires, pl. of. vis strength.] Beyond power; transcending authority; a phrase used frequently in relation to acts or enactments by corporations in excess of their chartered or statutory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ultra vires — Latin, lit. beyond powers, from vires strength, force, vigor, power, plural of vis …   Etymology dictionary

  • ultra vires — Without authority. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • ultra vires — meaning ‘beyond one s legal power or authority’, is pronounced ult rǝ viy reez. and is printed in roman type …   Modern English usage

  • ultra vires — [ul′trə vī′rēz΄] [L, lit., beyond men] beyond the legal power or authority of a person, corporation, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ultra vires — Beyond the powers. Characterizing a contract, act, or transaction of a corporation which is beyond the express or implied powers of the corporation under any circumstances or for any purpose. Randall v Mickle, 103 Fla 1229, 138 So 14, 86 ALR 804 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ultra vires — adv. & predic.adj. beyond one s legal power or authority. Etymology: L * * * ultra vires 7 [ˌʌltrə ˈvaɪriːz] [ˌʌltrə ˈvaɪriːz] adverb (from Latin, law) beyond your legal power or author …   Useful english dictionary

  • ultra vires — /ul treuh vuy reez/, Law. beyond the legal power or authority of a corporation, corporate officer, etc. (opposed to intra vires). [1785 95; < L ultra vires lit., beyond strength] * * * …   Universalium

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