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power of attorney

noun, Law.
a written document given by one person or party to another authorizing the latter to act for the former.
Origin of power of attorney
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for power of attorney

power of attorney

legal authority to act for another person in certain specified matters
the document conferring such authority
Sometimes shortened to letter of attorney
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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