Definition of Attorney-In-Fact in the Free Online Notary Dictionary

A Person (not Necessarily A Lawyer) Who Is Given Written Authority To Sign And/or Act On Behalf Of Another Individual (the Principal), Normally Through A Document Called A Power Of Attorney.

Find similar definitions of the Attorney-In-Fact concept in the Notary Dictionary, to be used to allow for comparison of legal terms meanings.

Related Entries of Attorney-In-Fact in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

Browse or run a search for Attorney-In-Fact in the American Encyclopedia of Law, the Asian Encyclopedia of Law, the European Encyclopedia of Law, the UK Encyclopedia of Law or the Latin American and Spanish Encyclopedia of Law.

Attorney-In-Fact in Historical Law

You might be interested in the historical meaning of this term. Browse or search for Attorney-In-Fact in Historical Law in the Encyclopedia of Law.

Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

Search for legal acronyms and/or abbreviations containing Attorney-In-Fact in the Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary.


You might be interested in these references tools:

Resource Description
Attorney-In-Fact in the Dictionary Attorney-In-Fact in our legal dictionaries
Browse the Legal Thesaurus Find synonyms and related words of Attorney-In-Fact
Legal Maxims Maxims are established principles that jurists use as interpretive tools, invoked more frequently in international law
Legal Answers (Q&A) A community-driven knowledge creation process, of enduring value to a broad audience
Related topics Attorney-In-Fact in the World Encyclopedia of Law

Vocabularies (Semantic Web Information)


Resource Description
Topic Map A group of names, occurrences and associations
Topic Tree A topic display format, showing the hierarchy
Sitemap Index Sitemap Index, including Taxonomies The URI of Attorney-In-Fact (more about URIs)

Attorney-in-fact in the Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims

One who serves another as agent in the doing of a particular thing; an agent for the transaction of an act specified in a sealed instrument called a “letter” or “power” of attorney. An attorney may be: a). an “attorney-in-fact” or “private attorney”, or b). an “attorney-at-law” or “public attorney”. The former is one who is given authority by his principal to do a particular act not of legal character. The later is employed to appear for the parties to actions, or other judicial proceedings, and is an officer of the courts. The word “attorney” alone does not neccessarily import that the person is an officer of a court;1 but, standing unqualified, ordinarily it refers to an attorney-at-law.

Note: This legal definition of Attorney-in-fact in the Dictionary of Law (English and American Jurisprudence) is from 1893.



, ,



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *