ostensible authority
ostensible authority see authority

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

ostensible authority
authority that appears from the circumstances to exist whatever the reality may be. The manager of a shop has ostensible authority in relation to many transactions, regardless of what authority the owner may actually have given him. See agency, apparent authority.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


ostensible authority
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Buying or Selling a Business
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

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


ostensible authority
n. A relationship between two parties that reasonably leads a third party to believe that one is the agent of the other; for example, an emergency room physician who may be employed by an outside contractor, not the hospital, may nonetheless be deemed the "ostensible agent" of the hospital.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

ostensible authority
n.
   apparent authority to do something or represent another person or entity.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • ostensible authority — Apparent authority, for example, such authority as an insurance company permits its agent to exercise, or which it holds him out to the public as possessing. 29 Am J Rev ed Ins § 146. Such authority as a principal, either intentionally or by want …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • authority — au·thor·i·ty n pl ties 1: an official decision of a court used esp. as a precedent 2 a: a power to act esp. over others that derives from status, position, or office the authority of the president; also: jurisdiction b: the power to act …   Law dictionary

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  • authority — Permission. Right to exercise powers; to implement and enforce laws; to exact obedience; to command; to judge. Control over; jurisdiction. Often synonymous with power. The power delegated by a principal to his agent. The lawful delegation of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • authority — Permission. Right to exercise powers; to implement and enforce laws; to exact obedience; to command; to judge. Control over; jurisdiction. Often synonymous with power. The power delegated by a principal to his agent. The lawful delegation of… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Apparent authority — (also called ostensible authority ) relates to the doctrines of the law of agency. It is relevant particularly in corporate law and constitutional law. Apparent authority refers to a situation where a reasonable person would understand that an… …   Wikipedia

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