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

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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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16 May 2017 - Swedish information technology solutions firm Hexagon has acquired German simulation software solutions provider Vires, the firm said.
trouble ahead Sturgeon and May " Ultra vires means outside the competence of a body - basically something illegal.
Government notification completely banning liquor in the state ( Bihar) is ultra vires to the Constitution.
It was reported on Friday that Enhance Skin Products Inc (OTCBB: EHSK), a pioneer in Hyaluronic Acid research and development for deep hydration of the skin, has repaid a Vis Vires Promissory Note in the amount of USD33,344 on 23 March 2016.
Additionally, Waller Marine will be responsible to perform as Owner's Engineer for Vires during the vessel's construction and installation at site.
procedural ultra vires, ie doing something in the wrong way; and
The petitioner said that if, ultimately, the petitioner succeeded in the main petition and the impugned Ordinance was declared ultra vires of the Constitution, not only the petitioner himself but the entire population of the country will suffer irreparable loss and injury.
17, 2013 was an ultra vires act and has no legal value because a prosecutor had put himself in the position of a judge.
Michael Haran Vires, who lives in the community of Westlake south of Florence, was arraigned Friday in Lane County Circuit Court on a charge of second-degree assault.
This was his punishment for not passing a number of questionable pieces of legislation which were declared ultra vires anyway when they reached Ottawa.
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.