durable power of attorney
durable power of attorney see power of attorney

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

durable power of attorney
n.
A document in which a person names a surrogate decision maker to consent to or refuse medical treatment if the person becomes incapacitated and unable to direct medical treatment him- or herself.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


durable power of attorney
A power of attorney that remains in effect if the person who made the document — called the principal — becomes incapacitated. If a power of attorney is not specifically made durable, it automatically expires if the principal becomes incapacitated. (See also: durable power of attorney for finances, durable power of attorney for health care)
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of Attorney
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


durable power of attorney
n. A power of attorney that remains in effect after the grantor becomes mentally incompetent.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • durable power of attorney — DPA. A type of power of attorney. A power of attorney is a legal document that gives one person (such as a relative, lawyer, or friend) the authority to make legal, medical, or financial decisions for another person. It may go into effect right… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Durable power of attorney — This is a type of advance medical directive in which legal documents provide the power of attorney to another person in the case of an incapacitating medical condition. The durable power of attorney allows another person to make bank transactions …   Medical dictionary

  • durable power of attorney — authority to act in someone s name even in the event that they lose mental competence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • durable power of attorney for finances — A legal document that gives someone authority to manage your financial affairs if you become incapacitated. The person you name to represent you is usually called your agent or attorney in fact. Category: Divorce & Family Law → Elder Care &… …   Law dictionary

  • durable power of attorney for health care — A legal document that you can use to give someone permission to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to make those decisions yourself. The person you name to represent you may be called your agent, attorney in fact, health care proxy …   Law dictionary

  • springing durable power of attorney — A durable power of attorney that takes effect only when and if the principal becomes incapacitated. Category: Divorce & Family Law → Elder Care & Seniors Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of Attorney Nolo’s Plain English Law… …   Law dictionary

  • power of attorney — power of attorney: an instrument containing an authorization for one to act as the agent of the principal that terminates esp. upon revocation by the principal or death of the principal or agent – called also letter of attorney; du·ra·ble power… …   Law dictionary

  • power of attorney — power to act on behalf of another person for specified purposes. Glossary of Business Terms An agreement establishing an agent principal relationship. The power of attorney grants the agent authority to act on the principal s behalf under certain …   Financial and business terms

  • Power of attorney — For the television program, see Power of Attorney (TV show). A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person… …   Wikipedia

  • Power of attorney, durable — This is a type of advance medical directive in which legal documents provide the power of attorney to another person in the case of an incapacitating medical condition. The durable power of attorney allows another person to make bank transactions …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”