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power of attorney

noun, Law.
1.
a written document given by one person or party to another authorizing the latter to act for the former.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50
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British Dictionary definitions for power of attorney

power of attorney

noun
1.
legal authority to act for another person in certain specified matters
2.
the document conferring such authority
Sometimes shortened to letter of attorney
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