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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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People often select family members under their powers of attorney for health care and select individuals adept in business matters under their general powers of attorney.
Fortunately, their attorney had prepared durable powers of attorney for health care and financial affairs as well as a living will.
Monica Manor, (1) the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County ruled that a nursing home/rehabilitation facility's contract with a patient, which was signed by one of the powers of attorney, was valid and enforceable but was limited in its application to the patients claims only.
State Law Revision Comm'n, Report on Powers of Attorney l (2012), http://www.
It is possible to grant powers of attorney to a third party to act on your behalf for almost all kinds of transactions.
The Minister for Human Services, Cassy O Connor, today welcomed the tabling of the Powers of Attorney Amendment Bill 2013 and the Guardianship and Administration Amendment Bill 2013 in Parliament, both of which are an initiative of the Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy aimed towards preventing abuse of older Tasmanians.
Powers of attorney outlived themselves, so drivers should re-register their car rights properly, while powers of attorney should be canceled at all, Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov said at the cabinet meeting today discussing re-registration of vehicles.
18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learn how to avoid catastrophes that will result under Florida's new Durable Power of Attorney Law, for powers of attorney signed after September 30, 2011.
With recent figures suggesting the number of people developing the disease in North Wales could rise by more than 35% over the next decade, the Alzheimer's Society in North Wales is appealing to people to make sure Lasting Powers of Attorney are put in place before the sufferer's condition has deteriorated.
This book/CD-ROM package includes forms and instructions for unlimited, limited, general, durable, financial, and health care powers of attorney and revocation, plus advance health care directives and living wills.