actual authority

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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.
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cried he, with an air of awkward gallantry; "and I am persuaded that when sanctioned by the express authority of both your excellent parents, my proposals will not fail of being acceptable.
It was equally impossible to do the plainest right and to undo the plainest wrong without the express authority of the Circumlocution Office.
This means those wishing to contribute to issues or comment on current affairs must first obtain express authority from the Majority leaders of the bicameral House.
Actual authority includes express authority or implied authority.
The memorandum instructs that DOJ attorneys should not agree to dismiss charges, provide immunity to, or release claims against individual officers or employees as part of a corporate settlement, absent the express authority of an assistant attorney general or U.
There was no express authority for use of the mountains during summer and fall.
The Supreme Court found that while a patent agent's activities before the Patent Office were properly characterized as the practice of law, such activities could not be regulated by the State of Florida as such regulation was preempted by the express authority granted by Congress to the Patent Office.
purports to have retroactive effect without express authority having been provided for in the enabling legislation;
It's inconceivable that politicians in Whitehall could launch Trident missiles without express authority from the White House.
The first was the admission by Transportation Undersecretary Jose Lotilla that the DOTC did not have express authority to enforce the fare increases, making them "illegal.
shall not work on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays or other hours, without express authority
Express authority need not be in writing, it can be given orally to do a particular task or to represent with authority to bind the company.