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.
And I have a power of attorney from him in my pocket, to act for him in all matters.
According to my now well-developed theory he had certainly misappropriated his aged cousins' monies under power of attorney, and had probably driven poor Agnes Moultrie out of her wits, but I wished that he was not so gentle, and good-tempered, and innocent eyed.
In general, a power of attorney is an instrument granting someone the right to act as agent on your behalf.
While a power of attorney can seem like a complex document, there are really just four major duties you need to execute as fiduciary.
When a power of attorney is drawn, it generally defines all powers the attorney-in-fact may exercise on behalf of the maker.
2 million in its bank account on behalf of 16 workers, whose families had executed a power of attorney in favour of the embassy.
If you have a power of attorney that you need to register with a bank, the bank will take copies of the document and will ask you for proof of your identity so that they can register the details on their system.
A lasting power of attorney is a legal tool that allows an individual to state who they would like to make decisions on their behalf, should they become unable to do so in the future.
uk/ memoryhandbook Having a Lasting Power of Attorney means your choices count, no matter what happens in the future.
Shockingly, only two out of ten people living with dementia feel businesses and organisations understand a person's rights around Lasting Power of Attorney, according to a poll carried out by Alzheimer's Society.
Consumer complaints to the ombudsman about power of attorney are growing.