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power of attorney

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A legal instrument authorizing one to act as another's attorney or agent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The legal authorisation of one person to act as the agent of another.
  • n. A legal document allowing one person to act as the agent of another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Attorney.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent

Etymologies

From earlier sense of attorney indicating any personal representative. (Wiktionary)

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