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noun Law.
a written document given by one person or party to another authorizing the latter to act for the former.
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Origin of power of attorney

First recorded in 1740–50
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power of attorney

noun
legal authority to act for another person in certain specified matters
the document conferring such authority
Sometimes shortened to: letter of attorney
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