[ uhl-truh vahy-reez ]
/ ˌʌl trə ˈvaɪ riz /
adverb, adjective Law.
beyond the legal power or authority of a corporation, corporate officer, etc. (opposed to intra vires).
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Origin of ultra vires
First recorded in 1785–95, ultra vires is from the Latin word ultrā vīrēs literally, beyond strength
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British Dictionary definitions for ultra vires
/ (ˈvaɪriːz) /
(predicative) law beyond the legal power or authority of a person, corporation, agent, etc
Word Origin for ultra vires
Latin, literally: beyond strength
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