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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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.
According to Ms Fisher, arranging a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPOA) is as important as writing a will.
Wondering if they'd missed either an important amendment to the Power of Attorney Act, 755 ILCS 45/1-1 et seq, or an announcement from the Department of Public Health, and concerned about the instruments they'd prepared for their clients, members posted a flurry of queries and comments to ISBA's online transactional discussion group.
According the Civil Code of Lithuania, as mentioned above, the form of this power of attorney is governed by the law of that particular state in the territory of which it is issued.
Having a Power of Attorney is becoming a necessity, says Tony Marchi, principal at ILAWS Scotland, experts in estate planning and Wills.
After the guardianship order is issued, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) in Scotland supervises guardianship orders on an ongoing basis, for which fees are payable: all of which can be avoided by putting a protective Power of Attorney in place.
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) helps to ensure your wishes are respected if you are lacking legal capacity.
Paula D ATHE company concerned seems to have a record of phoning elderly people, some of whom have granted power of attorney to friends or family.
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Chief Justice asked who had the power of attorney from.