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power of attorney

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈpɑʊ·ər əv əˈtɜr·ni/
law a legal document in which you give another person the right to act for you, esp. in financial or legal matters
Translations of “power of attorney”
in Chinese (Traditional) 代理權, 委託書, 授權書…
in Chinese (Simplified) 代理权, 委托书, 授权书…
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