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
References in classic literature ?
That the power of attorney, authorising the bankers to sell out the stock, and the various written orders telling them what amounts to sell out, were formally signed by both the Trustees.
Durable Power: A power of attorney can only be effective if you become "disabled" (meaning unable to manage responsibilities) if it is a "durable" power.
THE ADVICE: Draft and execute a will, revocable living trust, and durable power of attorney for healthcare.
Rather, they simply request a reissued payment check and provide a forged power of attorney form, which should satisfy most questions that might arise.
About 600,000 people drive cars by power of attorney.
On death, the power of attorney comes to an end and, therefore, the preparation of a power of attorney has no interference with the administration of your will.
The allegation like money laundering has nothing to do with power of attorney.
A power of attorney that includes decisions about money and property is called a continuing power of attorney.
a) the power of attorney his wife executed in favor of his mother created a principal-agent relationship only between them;
You can tailor your power of attorney to be limited in scope to a particular task or asset.