power of attorney

Definition of "power of attorney"
  1. A document granting another individual the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf, remaining valid even if the grantor becomes incapacitated
How to use "power of attorney" in a sentence
  1. Due to his deteriorating health, John granted power of attorney to his wife.
  2. The businessman travelling abroad left a power of attorney with his trusted associate.
  3. In anticipation of his upcoming surgery, Martin decided to assign power of attorney to his brother.

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