power of appointmentpower of appointment
the authority granted to a person by deed or will to dispose of the grantor's property
power of appointment
nounpl. powers of appointment Law
Authority enabling a person to dispose of a decedent's property.
power of appointment - Legal Definition
A donee’s power, once authorized by the donor, to name the beneficiaries of the donor’s property or income. The donee may not select anyone other than him- or herself. The donor may create this power by deed or by will, and it may be vested in any adult individual, or the donor may reserve the power for his or her self.