By Virtue of Law Law and Legal Definition

By virtue of law means: because of, in view of , on account of, by reason of, or owing to a law.

The following is an example of a state law with the phrase “by virtue of law”:

A.R.S. § 38-602 Limitation on action for salary; waiver of right to additional salary. It reads as follows:

A. State and county officers, or former officers, their personal representatives or assigns, claiming the right to a salary as an officer or former officer due by virtue of any law of this state, shall bring an action for such salary within ninety days after the date the salary becomes due, and not thereafter.

It means the State and county officers, or former officers, their personal representatives or assigns, claiming the right to a salary as an officer or former officer due, on account of any law in the state of Arizona, shall bring an action for such salary within ninety days after the date the salary becomes due, and not thereafter.