Meaning of “power of attorney” in the English Dictionary

(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

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"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)

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