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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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The alliance between ViS and AAHRPP will enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical trial planning," said Fabio Thiers, MD, PhD, CEO of ViS, "and will contribute to improved research participant protection and to the accelerated development of needed medicines.
The next Middle East Vis Pre-Moot, as confirmed by James MacPherson, Chief Executive Officer of the BCDR-AAA, will be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain as originally planned.
VIS said in a statement yesterday: "Inner Workings is a business we know well and has a good reputation.
Dell VIS Director--Dell VIS Director is the IT Operations hub for the virtual environment, giving customers a comprehensive view of virtual dependencies and enabling customers to quickly identify issues within the virtual environment.
The key to their success is command and control, which the VIS allows them.
It is a major step in my longer-term aim of making VIS the premier games development company in the world.
Since its founding in December 1994 in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, VIS has been achieving continuous success in its technology development and production efficiency improvement.
VIS is a central database to exchange data on short-stay (up to 3 month) visas between the Schengen States' authorities.
MediaSolv VIS Lite is an inexpensive turnkey solution that gives a small police department recording capability for up to four interview rooms.
What sets VIS apart from any other virtual directory on the market is that the product and its features were built on Microsoft technology for Microsoft technology," states Nada Dickerson, Chief Architect at Optimal IdM, LLC.
The subject of the public contract is the supply of 7 pieces of Vis (UV-Vis) spectrophotometer for essential teaching laboratories and general clinical biochemistry and 1 UV-Vis spectrophotometer scholarly designed for demanding measurements in research and solutions dissertation or thesis.
VIS iTV is a joint venture between Flextech Television Limited (Flextech), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telewest Communications plc (Telewest), and VIS entertainment Ltd.