ultra vires


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to ultra vires: Ultra Vires Act

ultra vires

Law beyond the legal power or authority of a person, corporation, agent, etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The law has been made applicable with retrospective effect from July 2011 and has restored all those increases in the share of profits, which were declared ultra vires vide the Sindh judgement of 2011.
The Petitioner states that his purported removal by the 1st Respondent as evidenced by P12 is ultra vires the powers of the 1st Respondent and is illegal, void ab initio and of no force or effect in law.
Earlier, the apex court had favoured hearing of the matter by a five-judge constitution bench in case the Article is ultra vires of the Constitution or if there is any procedural lapse.
Dewar, in typically lawyerly fashion, answered: "A referendum that purported to pave the way for something that was ultra vires is itself ultra vires.
Hearing a petition of Hotels and Bar Associations, a divisional bench of Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari and Justice Navniti Prasad Singh, said the Bihar Excise ( Amendment) Act, 2016, passed in March was ultra vires the Constitution.
A division bench comprising chief justice Iqbal Ahmad Ansari and Navniti Prasad Singh struck down the government's order saying it is ultra vires to the Constitution.
We have held the impugned regulation to be ultra vires, arbitrary, unreasonable and non-transparent," the Supreme Court bench, consisting of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice R.
But a panel of seven Supreme Court justices headed by the president, Lord Neuberger, has ruled that the test is ultra vires - or beyond legal authority.
To assist their judicial supervision, the courts themselves developed the so called principles of ultra vires and natural justice/fairness.
Council of State president warns judiciary members of ultra vires decisions
The petitioner said that if, ultimately, the petitioner succeeded in the main petition and the impugned Ordinance was declared ultra vires of the Constitution, not only the petitioner himself but the entire population of the country will suffer irreparable loss and injury.
The German constitutional court has already ruled that the ECB's back-stop debt plan for Italy and Spain (OMT) is illegal and probably ultra vires.