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power of attorneynoun [C or U]

uk   us   specialized
the ​legalright to ​act for someone ​else in ​theirfinancial or ​businessmatters, or the ​document that gives you this ​right
(Definition of power of attorney from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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power of attorneynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpɑʊ·ər əv əˈtɜr·ni/
law a ​legaldocument in which you give another ​person the ​right to ​act for you, esp. in ​financial or ​legalmatters
(Definition of power of attorney from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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power of attorneynoun

uk   us   LAW
[U] the ​legalright 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 ​legaldocument that gives someone the ​right to make ​financial or ​business decisions for someone else: A ​durablepower of ​attorneyenables 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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