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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)

Examples

  • I handed him a certified copy of the power of attorney and Ivan's Alternate Director letter which, although much creased by now through having been folded into my shirt pocket for the cross-country expedition, worked its customary suspension of prompt ejection, and, smooth man that he was, he listened courteously to my plea for the workers at the brewery to receive their wages as usual for this present week, and for the pensioners to be paid also, while the insolvency practitioner, Mrs Morden, tried to put together a committee of creditors for a voluntary arrangement.

    To The Hilt

  • Darin [sic] and Danene [sic] are to have power of attorney over everything I own.

    California Court Gives 'Rogue' Wills More Validity

  • He issued a power of attorney and the attorney-in-fact closed the account. "

    Manhattan Is My Beat

  • Tobias Tollright looked me up and down, inspected the power of attorney and Ivan's letter and telephoned my mother.

    To The Hilt

  • When the air had settled after his departure, Mrs Morden asked if by any chance I had a replacement certified copy of the power of attorney which, owing to Ivan's foresight in giving me ten, I had.

    To The Hilt

  • The power of attorney was yet again carefully inspected, a certified copy accepted and ready to be filed away, and a copy of Ivan's letter taken, as had been done also at Tollright's firm, and the bank.

    To The Hilt

  • Will you send, for this purpose, your power of attorney to Baciocchi, or to whomsoever you think fit?

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • At the same time I send you a power of attorney for M. Guyot, by which I renounce all claims to the parts of my operas which may be represented at the benefit for the celebrated and unfortunate Rameau family.

    The Great Italian and French Composers

  • Before leaving New Orleans, Eliza had executed a power of attorney to Mr Colter, ” to whom the copy of Mr Curtis's will, intrusted to Montgomery, was delivered, ” to proceed under it at law for the recovery of her share of her father's inheritance, with an agreement for an equal division between them of whatever might be got.

    The White Slave or Memoirs of a Fugitive

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