Latin: Any kind of force, violence, or disturbance relating to a man’s person or his property. Vis ablativa. In the civil law. Ablative force; force which is exerted in taking away a thing from another. Calvin. Vis arniata. In the civil and old English law. Armed force ; force exerted by means of arms or weapons. Vis clandestina. In old English law. Clandestine force; such as is used by night. Bract. fol. 162. Vis compnlsiva. In the civil and old English law. Compulsive force ; that which is exerted to compel another to do an act against his will; force exerted by menaces or terror. Vis divina. In the civil law. Divine or superhuman force; the act of God. Vis et metus. In Scotch law. Force and fear. Bell. Vis expulsiva. In old English law. Expulsive force; force used to expel another, or put him out of his possession. Bracton contrasts it with “vis simplex” and divides it into expulsive force with arms, and expulsive force without arms. Bract, fol. 162. Vis extur bativa. In the civil law. Exturbative force; force used to thrust out another. Force used between two contending claimants of possession, the one endeavoring to thrust out the other. Calvin. Vis fluminis. In the civil law. The force of a river; the force exerted by a stream or current; water power. Vis im pressa. The original act of force out of which an injury arises, as distinguished from “vis proximal” the proximate force, or immediate cause of the injury. 2 Greenl. Ev.
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