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power of attorney

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From attorney (any personal representative). Attorney now rarely has that sense outside of fixed expressions like this one.

NounEdit

power of attorney (plural powers of attorney)

  1. (uncountable, law) The legal authorisation of one person to act as the agent of another.
    He confirmed that he had power of attorney.
  2. (countable, law) A legal document allowing one person to act as the agent of another.
    Here you can apply for a power of attorney.

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