power of attorney
- noun a legal document which gives someone the right to act on someone’s behalf in legal matters
- An authorization to act as an agent for another party. See also attorney-in-fact.
- A document that gives another person or firm the legal authorization to take actions on behalf of an individual. Forex account or fund managers might request a signed limited power of attorney that gives them the legal authority to make discretionary forex trades in an investor's account.
- noun an official power giving someone the right to act on someone else’s behalf in legal matters