ostensible authority

Definition of "ostensible authority"
  1. The perceived power to act on behalf of another individual or organization
How to use "ostensible authority" in a sentence
  1. The manager’s ostensible authority allowed him to make certain decisions on behalf of the company.
  2. Despite not being the owner, people presumed she had ostensible authority in the business due to her prominent role.
  3. Some employees misuse their ostensible authority for personal gain.

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