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Power Of Attorney
power of attorney
:an instrument containing an authorization for one to act as the agent of the principal that terminates esp. upon revocation by the principal or death of the principal or agent called also letter of attorney
du·ra·ble power of attorney
: a power of attorney that becomes effective upon the principal's becoming incompetent or unable to manage his or her affairs and that is often used as a form of advance directive compare living will
general power of attorney
: a power of attorney authorizing the agent to carry on business or an enterprise for the principal compare special power of attorney in this entry
irrevocable power of attorney
: a power of attorney that cannot be revoked by the principal
special power of attorney
: a power of attorney authorizing the agent to carry out a particular business transaction for the principal
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.