Ultra-vires meaning

ultrə vīrēz, ultrə virēz
Beyond the legal power or authority of a person, corporation, etc.
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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.
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(law) Beyond the legal power or authority of a person or body.
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Origin of ultra-vires

  • Latin “beyond the power"

    From Wiktionary