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power of attorney
nounpl. powers of attorney Abbr. PA or P/A
- The authority to act on behalf of a person in certain specified matters, such as financial dealings, or in general.
- A legal instrument granting such authority.
(plural powers of attorney)
From earlier sense of attorney indicating any personal representative.
power of attorney - Investment & Finance Definition
A written, legal document that authorizes another person to act for the writer of the power of attorney. The power of attorney may be narrowly defined, in which case it would be called a limited power of attorney. A power of attorney also may be limited to deciding health care issues, in which case it is called a health care power of attorney.
power of attorney - Legal Definition
- A written instrument whereby someone is granted the right to perform certain acts as the agent of the grantor; that is, acting in the grantor’s behalf.
- The actual authority granted in this way.