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

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The first consulates that will deploy the VIS system are those located in North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia).
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According to Arnold McBean, deputy APM VIS, VIS-X will provide multiple interfaces to electronic devices--such as alarms and digitized voice prompt systems and will employ a human-machine interface that retains the tactile features of a classic radio, with knobs and switches that are easy to handle.
Icelandic financial group Kaupthing Bank hf said on Wednesday (31 May) that it had sold its 24% stake in VIS eignarhaldsfelag hf (Iceland Insurance Company - VIS) to the Icelandic investment company Exista ehf.
Until then, make sure all crews using the VIS know the straight skinny on the alarm cable.
To meet its aggressive rollout schedule the retailer required a quick and reliable development process, and VIS' templated process uses a library of 150 re-usable learning components.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-20 September 2000-Telewest Communications and VIS entertainment form joint venture (C)1994-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD
Entrepreneur Chris Van der Kuyl, 29, wants his Dunfermline-based VIS Interactive to take over Inner Workings, based in Glasgow, which suspended its shares on Tuesday.
In four thought-provoking essays, Steele examines, among other topics, racial identity, victimization and diversity, and the interpretation and resolution of these issues vis a vis race and democracy.
In August 1989 Ball State University unveiled its Video Information System, (VIS), a campuswide fiber-optic media network, which rapidly gained popularity among the faculty.
I am named after my grandmother from vis. Vis--an island in the adriatic sea.