intra vires

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Adj.1.intra vires - within the legal power or authority or a person or official or body etc
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
ultra vires - beyond the legal power or authority of a person or official or body etc; "an ultra vires contract"
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4) Prior to this Ontario Court of Appeal judgment, a number of Ontario trial court decisions divided on the question of whether the regulation of adult entertainment parlours was intra vires municipalities: (1) Mississauga's Body-Rub Parlour Licensing By-law 3-01 found intra vires in Theofilaktidis (2004); (2) Markham's by-law was found intra vires Musiej (2003) (reversed on other grounds in [2004] O.
II) Rule 201(a) of the Prisons' Rules as intra vires, because there is a reasonable and rationale classification specifying a class of persons and still leaving the discretion for the federal or provincial government and competent authority in the said provision.
He concluded that the allegedly hateful or contemptuous speech must be directly linked to areas of prohibited discriminatory practices in order to be intra vires the province.