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Written authorization for one person to act on behalf of another.

A "power of attorney" is a document wherein a grantor authorizes an agent (sometimes called the attorney-in-fact) to act in specified affairs as if the agent were the grantor.

Despite the name, it has nothing to do with "attorneys at law." I.e., it does not make an agent an attorney, and, generally, an agent need not be a licensed lawyer.

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