Definition of Power of attorney

1. Noun. A legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent.

Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Specialized synonyms: Stock Power, Proxy
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Power of attorney

1. Noun. (uncountable legal) The legal authorisation of one person to act as the agent of another. ¹

2. Noun. (countable legal) A legal document allowing one person to act as the agent of another. ¹

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Literary usage of Power of attorney

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Enforcement of rights by power of attorney. The way in which the common law, at least partially overcame the non-assignability of choses in action was by ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"Where a bill for an accounting also charges fraud and conspiracy as grounds for setting aside deeds depending on a power of attorney executed by the ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The defendant derived title under a power of attorney, executed by Holladay and wife to ... Hughes had no right or authority, under said power of attorney, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"A general power of attorney is an instrument by which one person confers on ... A limited power of attorney specifies the special business on which the ..."

5. Laws of Business for All the States and Territories of the Union and the by Theophilus Parsons (1909)
"Power of Attorney in a Shorter Form. Know all Men by these Presents, That I (name of principal have ir.ade, constituted and appointed, and by these presents ..."

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