actual authority


actual authority
actual authority see authority

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

actual authority
the express power granted to an agent (See agency) by his principal. It appears also in partnership. Where it has been agreed between the partners that any restriction is to be placed on the power of any one or more of them to bind the firm, no act done in contravention of the agreement is binding on the firm with respect to persons having notice of the agreement.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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