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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By that design, there would be titular civilian government with actual authority vested in the military far from civilian oversight and control, much like in Egypt and Algeria, which have also undergone similar uprisings.
The only entity listening and quoting international rejections of US-Israel complicity has been the Palestinian Authority, a body so lacking in actual authority that it keeps groveling in the international arena in an attempt to salvage its status and, needless to say, it reaps even more failures in the process.
Democrats with actual authority over foreign affairs have advanced legislation to pressure the regime of Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro, promote a democratic transition via free and fair elections, and increase humanitarian assistance.
Where FDIC had authority to create entity to which failed predecessor-in-interest's assets could be sold, plaintiff had proper chain of title to enforce where trial court found defendant gave his friend actual authority to deliver the guaranty.
Generally, an agent acting with "actual authority" can bind his or her "principal" to a contract.
You're trying a case like a bench trial, the administrative law judge is ultimately issuing a written proposal for decision, then it's going off to the board, agency or commissioner who has the actual authority to render the decision.
If the interpretation of which technology is "permissible" is unclear, a small number of politicians have the actual authority to decide whether to allow or deny a business through regulatory changes and interpretations.
An offence is committed whether or not the offender wrongfully believes he is capable of conducting the promised act; his actual authority has no bearing on establishing the crime.
This authority may arise from your actual authority or your apparent authority.
Claimants are permitted to proceed with their claims of infringement on a number of methods of agency law, (19) but the three most traditional methods discussed in this Note are actual authority, apparent authority, and ratification.
The public official, however, does not need to have actual authority over that official action.
Patrick has bodacious persuasive skills, but no actual authority over who runs those schools.