Power of attorney

A document by which one party gives another person the power to act on his behalf and in his name. It may be a general power, a power limited to certain defined purposes, an enduring power of attorney (www.practicallaw.com/A35045) (created before 1 October 2007), or a lasting power of attorney (www.practicallaw.com/resource.do?item=:36928838). The person giving the power is called the donor, grantor or principal and the person on whom it is conferred is usually referred to as the donee or attorney (www.practicallaw.com/A35871).

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