Definition of power of attorney in English:

power of attorney


  • [mass noun] The authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matters.

    • ‘There, the wife was not involved in the company, she was not a company director, her husband was simply temporarily incapacitated and she had power of attorney.’
    • ‘We've had conversations about her wishes; I have both financial and medical power of attorney for her, should it become necessary, and I'm the executor of her will as well.’
    • ‘But she is in full command of her faculties and is quite adamant she does not want me to have power of attorney over her financial affairs - she can manage perfectly well, thank you.’
    • ‘If he was told there was such a veto power or power of attorney, why did he not ask to see proof of same.’
    • ‘And that son has her enduring power of attorney.’


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