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.
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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.