power of attorney

noun Law.
a written document given by one person or party to another authorizing the latter to act for the former.


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

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The biggest hurdle-finding a permanent resident willing to hold power of attorney for foreign owners-will remain.
They were added to financial accounts and given power of attorney.
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