Definition of power of attorney in English:

power of attorney

Syllabification: pow·er of at·tor·ney

noun

Law
1The authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matters.
More example sentences
  • If he was told there was such a veto power or power of attorney, why did he not ask to see proof of same.
  • We've had conversations about her wishes; I have both financial and medical power of attorney for her, should it become necessary, and I'm the executor of her will as well.
  • There, the wife was not involved in the company, she was not a company director, her husband was simply temporarily incapacitated and she had power of attorney.
1.1A legal document giving power of attorney to someone.
More example sentences
  • You can create powers of attorney, legal contracts and the like, if you really need to.
  • It's a too-common scenario that documents such as living wills, powers of attorney, and domestic-partnership registration are supposed to prevent.
  • This is also the time to update your wills and powers of attorney to take into account any changes in the tax and estate laws - or a life change like a move, marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.

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