ultra vires

Definition of "ultra vires"
  1. Actions by a corporation or its officers exceeding the legal limits of their powers
How to use "ultra vires" in a sentence
  1. The shareholders sued the board for ultra vires when the firm invested in industries outside its realm.
  2. The ultra vires expansion of the company resulted in significant legal penalties.
  3. The director's decision to donate company funds to a political campaign was deemed ultra vires.

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