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power of attorney

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
power of attorneyˌpower of atˈtorney noun (plural powers of attorney) [countable, uncountable]  lawBSCL the legal right to make financial decisions, sign documents etc for another person
Examples from the Corpus
power of attorneyIt is never too early to make a will or an enduring power of attorney.You gave me power of attorney.The execution of a transfer on completion of sale is unquestionably within the power conferred by the power of attorney.The transfer was executed by the donee of the power of attorney.There was some evidence that she was in complete ignorance of the power of attorney and of her power of sale.It is known that he and she spoke on the telephone at about the time the power of attorney was executed.The power of attorney would specifically state that no cheques could be made out to me or the firm.
From Longman Business Dictionarypower of attorneyˌpower of atˈtorney abbreviation POA noun (plural powers of attorney)LAW1[uncountable] legal permission to act for another person, for example because they are too ill to do something themselvesLaws governing power of attorney can vary significantly from state to state.2[countable] a document giving someone this permissionA power of attorney is never a substitute for a will.
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