attorney-in-fact

noun

plural attorneys-in-fact
: an attorney who may or may not be a lawyer who is given written authority to act on another's behalf especially by a power of attorney compare attorney-at-law

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“Attorney-in-fact.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/attorney-in-fact. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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