power of attorney
power of attorney. (18c) 1.An instrument grantingsomeone authority to act as agent or attorney-in-factfor the grantor. - An ordinary power of attorney isrevocable and automatically terminates upon the deathor incapacity of the principal. Also termed letterof attorney; warrant of attorney. See ATTORNEY (1).[Cases: Principal and Agent ,,":=51.] 2. The authorityso granted; specif.,the legal ability to produce a changein legal relations by doing whatever acts are authorized.PI. powers of attorney.durable power of attorney. (1980) A power of attorneythat remains in effect during the grantor's incompetency.- Such instruments commonly allow an agentto make healthcare decisions for a patient who hasbecome incompetent. [Cases: Principal and Agentgeneral power of attorney. (18c)A power of attorneythat authorizes an agent to transact business for theprincipalCf. special power of attorney. [Cases: Principaland Agent <8='97.]irrevocable power of attorney (i-rev-a-k;,-b;,l). (18c)Apower of attorney that the principal cannot revoke.Also termed power of attorney coupled with an interest.See power coupled with an interest under POWER (3).[Cases: Principal and Agentpower of attorney coupled with an interest.See irrevocablepower of attorney.power of attorney for healthcare. See ADVANCE DIRECTIVE(1).special power of attorney. (18c)A power of attorneythat limits the agent's authority to only a specifiedmatter.Cf. general power of attorney.springing power of attorney. A power of attorney thatbecomes effective only when needed, at some futuredate or upon some future occurrence, usu. uponthe principal's incapacity. - Also termed springingdurable power of attorney. See durable power of attorney; ADVANCE DIRECTIVE.
power of revocation
(rev-.J-kay-sh;,n). See POWER (3).
power of sale
. See POWER (3).
(1883)A provision in a mortgage or