power of attorney

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power of attorney

n. pl. powers of attorney Abbr. PA or P/A
1. The authority to act on behalf of a person in certain specified matters, such as financial dealings, or in general.
2. A legal instrument granting such authority.

power of attorney

n
1. (Law) legal authority to act for another person in certain specified matters
2. (Law) the document conferring such authority
Also called: letter of attorney

pow′er of attor′ney


n.
written legal authorization for another person to act in one's place.
[1740–50]

power of attorney

A legal instrument authorizing a person to act as agent for another, especially in financial or legal matters.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.power of attorney - a legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
stock power - a power of attorney document to transfer ownership of a registered security from the owner to another party
proxy - a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations

power of attorney

n (Law) → procura
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