ultra vires


ultra vires
ul·tra vi·res /'əl-trə-'vī-ˌrēz, 'u̇l-trä-'vē-ˌrās/ adv or adj [Latin, beyond the power or means (of)]: beyond the scope or in excess of legal power or authority (as of a corporation)
the agency acted ultra vires
the agreement was ultra vires compare intra vires

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ultra vires
adjective illegitimate, unallowed, unauthorized, unchartered, unlicensed, unsanctioned, unwarranted associated concepts: ultra vires act, ultra vires doctrine

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ultra vires
adj.
(Latin) Beyond the powers; outside one’s official authority; used especially to describe actions by a corporation that exceed the powers granted to it by its charter or by state law.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ultra vires
'beyond the power'. An act is ultra vires if it is beyond the legal powers of the person doing it; thus an act by a company not expressly or impliedly permitted by its memorandum or articles is ultra vires. In the UK, the ultra vires doctrine has been radically changed by the Companies Act 1989 to the extent that persons doing business with companies without notice of the problem have little to fear. The doctrine still applies in relation to other bodies such as local authorities: Hazell v. Hammersmith & Fulham LBC [1991] 1 All ER 545.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


ultra vires
(uhl-trah vey-rehz) Latin for "beyond powers." It refers to conduct by a corporation or its officers that exceeds the powers granted by law.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

ultra vires
Beyond the powers. This term relates generally to the excess of legal powers or authority.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


ultra vires
adj. Latin In excess of, or outside of powers; that which is beyond a corporation's or an agency's authorized power. A corporation's ultra vires activity may lead to its forfeiting its charter of incorporation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


ultra vires
(Latin: Beyond the powers.)
The doctrine in the law of corporations that holds that if a corporation enters into a contract that is beyond the scope of its corporate powers, the contract is illegal.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


ultra vires
I
[Latin, Beyond the powers.] The doctrine in the law of corporations that holds that if a corporation enters into a contract that is beyond the scope of its corporate powers, the contract is illegal.
II Beyond power; beyond or exceeding legal power or authority.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

ultra vires
[uhl-trah veye-rehz]
adj.
   Latin for "beyond powers," in the law of corporations, referring to acts of a corporation and/or its officers outside the powers and/or authority allowed a corporation by law. Example: Directors of Highfliers, Inc. operate a small bank for its employees and friends, which corporate law does not permit without a bank charter, or sells shares of stock to the public before a permit is issued.
   See also: corporation

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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