warrant of attorney
- A legal document empowering another individual, often a lawyer, to appear in court and admit guilt on behalf of the person who granted the power
- To protect his interests while abroad, he gave a warrant of attorney to his trusted lawyer.
- The severity of his illness made it impossible for him to appear in court, so he gave a warrant of attorney to someone who could represent his interests.
- It is crucial to understand the implications of signing a warrant of attorney, as it gives the other individual significant legal power.