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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"
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Because the taxpayer created the trust without the involvement of others, the key to determining whether members of the distribution committee would be treated as having made completed gifts subject to gift tax to other beneficiaries under their distribution powers is whether or not those members held general powers of appointment under Sec.
To increase the number of problems, this edition deletes the correlation chart, the section on recent modifications to the Rule Against Perpetuities and its 25 questions, the chapter on powers of appointment, and the appendix on the fee tail.
22) It proposes: (1) an exclusion from the gross estate for insurance proceeds on the life of the decedent in limited situations; and (2) an alignment of the section 2503(b) (23) annual exclusion amount with the section 2514(e) (24) safe harbor for lapsing powers of appointment for purposes of ILITs.
Published in 1986 as an entire volume of the Restatement (Second) of Property, (6) the power of appointment division effectively updates the treatment of powers of appointment that is found in the First Restatement.
As Reporter (Waggoner) and Associate Reporter (Langbein) for the recently-published Restatement of the Law Third, Property (Wills and Other Donative Transfers), the professors examined the traditional doctrines relating to nonprobate property and transfers by will and intestacy as well as modernized formulations of the laws relating to class gifts, powers of appointment, future interests and perpetuities.
Protesters were angry because they saw it as an army bid to take away powers of appointment from the parliament.
It must be said here that after 18th amendment, Prime Minister enjoys powers of appointment of Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee thus President has no choice but to abide by the advice of the respected PM in this regard.
The only change will be the transfer of the powers of appointment of The Theatres Trust's trustees from the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport to The Theatres Trust.
A future article will address these other types of powers of appointment that are sometimes used with total discretionary trusts and the consequences thereof.
He also has sweeping powers of appointment in City Hall.
The new act also seeks to simplify S corp status by treating all members of a family (up to six generations) as one shareholder; increasing the number of shareholders to 100, from 75 for tax years beginning after 2004; allowing IRAs to be shareholders of bank S corp stock; and disregarding unexercised powers of appointment in determining the potential current beneficiaries in an electing small business trust for tax years beginning after 2004.