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Ostensible

Apparent; visible; exhibited.

Ostensible authority is power that a principal, either by design or through the absence of ordinary care, permits others to believe his or her agent possesses.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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American Way appealed, arguing that A&J was an actual or ostensible agent of Travelers.
The ostensible subcontractor rule holds that when a small business prime contractor subcontracts the "primary and vital requirements" of a government contract or is "unusually reliant" on such a subcontractor, the two companies are deemed "affiliated" for purposes of combining their sizes and determining set-aside contract eligibility.
Summary: One person was killed and three people wounded in Sidon Thursday night during an exchange of gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades between ostensible political allies.
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Some varieties of the latter are in force in various European and other countries and while giving ostensible protection to babies during the later months of pregnancy, they allow open season on those during the early weeks.
Titchmarsh said: "If you live in the countryside and look out of the window, you will see there is no ostensible difference between this year and 200 years ago.
The court concluded that the Martiners were entitled to summary judgment on the issue of ostensible or apparent agency.
Regarding the establishment of the Palestinian State, Meshaal underlined that his people do not want ostensible government they want to set a real state, which Jerusalem has to be its capital.
The combination of players is an intriguing mixture of mainstream and hard bop, with all of them sharing a high energy sensibility, regardless of ostensible allegiances.
was called to Paris by Mary de' Medici, and painted the ostensible
The terrorist was proceeding towards his ostensible target, an FC fort in the area on his motorbike when the explosive material went off accidentally, an FC official said adding that it was a powerful device and could have caused a big loss.