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[Latin, Force or violence.] A term employed in many legal phrases and maxims, such as vis injuriosa, "wrongful force."

See: ability, coercion, compulsion, essence, faculty, force, impetus, import, importance, influence, life, meaning, power, pressure, significance, signification, stock, store, strength

VIS. A Latin word which signifies force. In law it means any kind of force, violence, or disturbance, relating to a man's person or his property.

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The various petitions were filed before the apex court to examine inter alia the vires of a notification issued by the Forest and Wildlife Department of the Government of Sindh dated 21st October 2014 (the Notification).
It is unacceptable for any member of the judiciary to give an ultra vires decision.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Vires after being called to Lower Fiddle Creek Road in Westlake on Thursday morning.
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172) Two conventional explanations have been offered for the rise and fall of the ultra vires doctrine.
The only question is about the vires of section 8 (4) of the Representation of the People Act (RPA) and we hold that it is ultra vires and that the disqualification takes place from the date of conviction," said an apex court bench of Justices A.
She was the daughter of Helen (Staskiewicz) and Boleslaus (William) Luksza, sisters Violet Vires, Helen Brule, brother Chester Luksza.
Bradley Walker took the ball and turned a shot low at goalkeeper Dorus De Vires.
atque iterum coram Deo explorata ad cognitionem certam perveni vires meas ingravescente
Federal High Court, Abuja, said that any Islamic banking licence issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria is "unlawful, illegal, ultra vires, null and void.
At the time, I drew on a line from the Aeneid by Virgil (70 - 19 BC): Vires acquirit eundo [Gathering strength as it goes.
Regenerative Sciences' position is that the FDA is acting ultra vires, arguing that the FDA's mandate is to regulate 'one-on-many' public health risks (e.