power of appointment

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power of appointment

n. pl. powers of appointment Law
Authority enabling a person to dispose of a decedent's property.

power of appointment

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(Law) property law authority to appoint persons either from a particular class (special power) or selected by the donee of the power (general power) to take an estate or interest in property
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Noun1.power of appointment - authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donor's property
authority, potency, authorization, authorisation, say-so, dominance - the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"