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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The authority conferred can be narrow or broad, enabling the attorney-in-fact to do almost all things the principal could do if present.
In addition, business executives who travel extensively and are thus enable to react quickly to changes in financial or tax situations may think it prudent to have an attorney-in-fact ready to act for them at all times.
If the client was an attorney-in-fact to become involved in gifting, the power should say so explicitly.