Ultra Vires Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Ultra Vires, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Ultra Vires?

(adj) A legal entity is constituted with definite objective. Authority and powers were defined to achieve the objectives and limit the diversion of activities. Doctrine of Ultra virus protects the entity against mishaps occurred when persons in charge of the affairs acts beyond the stated powers of the establishment.