ultra vires

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Latin “beyond the power”

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ultra vires

  1. (law) beyond the legal power or authority of a person or body
    • 2004, Scotland on Sunday, September 5, 2004:
      Acts of the Scottish Parliament, unlike Westminster, can be challenged in court on the basis that they relate to reserved matters and are, therefore, ultra vires.

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