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intra vires

[in-truh vahy-reez]
adverb, adjective Law.
  1. within the legal power or authority of an individual or corporation (opposed to ultra vires).
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Origin of intra vires

First recorded in 1875–80, intra vires is from the Latin word intrā vīrēs within the powers
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