apparent authority

Definition of "apparent authority"
  1. A situation where a third party considers an agent has the right to act for a person or business, and the agent's actions are legally tied to the principal, even though such permission has not been given
How to use "apparent authority" in a sentence
  1. When the manager presented the deal, he was assumed to have apparent authority, and thus the contract was binding.
  2. Though not officially sanctioned, the coordinator's apparent authority led to the scheduling mistake being attributed to the organization.
  3. Due to his apparent authority, the statements made by the director were perceived as the official stance of the company.

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