intra vires

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin “within the power”

Adjective[edit]

intra vires (not comparable)

  1. within the legal power or authority of a person or body
    • 1994, Shell Canada Products Ltd. v. Vancouver (City), 24 February 1993:
      The courts may review it to determine whether it is intra vires. Therefore, the exercise of municipal business powers is not immune from review.

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