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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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Hoh Viss (left): has already matched his best hurdles form over fences and could have a good deal more to come
With a focus on higher order thinking as well as subject knowledge, and by using ongoing assessments as well as final exams, the students at VISS are extremely well prepared for their next stage of life."
Dr Roderick Crouch, principal at VISS, also encouraged the students to take advantage of the great opportunity and to think about entrepreneurship and self-employment as a viable career choice.
Mann claimed a change in ground conditions at Newbury prompted him to send Hoh Viss to Leicester for a novice hurdle where he fell three out when travelling strongly.
"This was a unique opportunity for the school," said Dr Roderick Crouch, Principal of VISS.
However, it dried up on the Saturday and was too quick for Hoh Viss - he wouldn't have run at Newbury even if Leicester had been abandoned."
Not that VISS fared any better, as the half ended with a 12-12 tie.
In Friday's game, JESS overcame a resilient Victoria International (VISS) 36-30 to keep their hopes of making it to the final four alive.
A double looked on the cards as stablemate Ballyshan, a recruit from the pointing field, travelled strongly up with the pace in the novice hurdle, and when hot favourite Hoh Viss fell three out alongside him he had every chance.
Azza, a presenter with the MBC3 television channel, sat down with over 30 pupils from grade four at the Victoria International School of Sharjah (VISS) and read stories to them in Arabic and English.
CHARLIE MANN described as "a joke" the pounds 1,200 fine he incurred yesterday for running Hoh Viss at Leicester rather than at Newbury in his preferred engagement.
Hoh Viss may have been flattered by a staggering 50-length winning margin last time but he still looks a good bet to follow up at Leicester tomorrow.