What is VIRTUE?

The phrase “by virtue” differs in meaning from “under color.” For instance, the proper fees are received 6j/ virtue of the office; extortion is under color of the office. Any rightful act in office is by virtue of the office. A wrongful act in office may be under color of the office. Phil. Law, 380.

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