by virtue of means because of; as a result of He was granted the power by virtue of section 3 of the Act.
a quality that is good or admirable The defendant has no virtues whatsoever.
- The employee was covered against risks of sickness by virtue of her employment.
- The buyer received 10% of the shares in the company by virtue of the purchase.
- She has the right to make this decision by virtue of her position as mayor of the city.
- No other obligations shall be enforceable between the notifier and the consignee by virtue of this contract than the obligations resulting from Article 12.
- By virtue of a presidential decree, the National Assembly is dissolved.
- Furthermore, liability cannot be limited or excluded by virtue of s.7 of CPA 1987 by any contract term, notice or otherwise.