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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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Joie de Vivre features an incomparable collection of truly individual hotels that embrace their location's essence, offering spirited guests a vibrant and socially inclusive stay.
A cette epoque et au moment de sa naissance, le Marocain moyen esperait vivre 47 ans en 1962 (57 en milieu urbain et 43 en milieu rural).
(La Donche only allows that they're looking for a "sunny" place to roost.) Either way, the concept won't resemble anything else in Savoir Vivre's current portfolio.
"Vivre House is one of the North-east's most outstanding homes.
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Switched to handicaps, Vivre Pour Vivre took his form to a whole new level when hacking up on heavy at Leicester and no doubt has a fair bit more up his sleeve after four starts.
The workshop, held Saturday at the French Institute, Jounieh, aims to help children assimilate savoir vivre concepts through fun examples and role-play.
La Pyramide des souffrances dans La Joie de vivre d'Emile Zola.
Le fils de William et Kate devra fuir l'eau et vivre a proximite d'arbres pour eviter les tentations du coeur et de la chair auxquelles il sera tres vulnerable, ont averti hier mercredi des devins chinois.
Geneina, 8 Mai (SUNA) L'Etat de l'Ouest du Darfour ,a celebre l'achevement de la livraison des projets de moyens de vivre destines aux jeunes et realises en partenariat entre l'Agence islamique de Secours (Isra) et la MINUAD .
Flight Lieutenant Fran Capps, 32, was described as an exceptional person with joie de vivre.