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"power of attorney" in British English

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power of attorneynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌpaʊər əv ə ˈtɜː.ni/  us   /ˌpaʊ.ɚ əv ə ˈtɝː.ni/ specialized
the legal right to act for someone else in their financial or business matters, or the document that gives you this right
(Definition of power of attorney from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"power of attorney" in American English

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power of attorneynoun [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
(Definition of power of attorney from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"power of attorney" in Business English

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power of attorneynoun

uk   us   LAW
[U] the legal right to make financial or business decisions for someone else, especially because they are old or too ill to deal with things themselves: He has power of attorney over his father's affairs.assign/give/grant sb power of attorney She persuaded him to change his will to grant her power of attorney.
[C] (plural powers of attorney) a legal document that gives someone the right to make financial or business decisions for someone else: A durable power of attorney enables a person to handle your finances if you become incapacitated.
(Definition of power of attorney from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “power of attorney”
in Chinese (Simplified) 代理权, 委托书, 授权书…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代理權, 委託書, 授權書…
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