general power of attorney
general power of attorney see power of attorney

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

general power of attorney
A broad power of attorney document that gives the named agent power to handle all matters permitted by law on behalf of the person (called "the principal") who executed the document. Compare: limited power of attorney
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Financial Powers of Attorney

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

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