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That which is clear, plain, and evident.
In the law of agency, an agent has apparent authority to represent the person, or principal, for whom he or she acts, when the principal acts in such a manner toward the agent that a reasonable person would plainly assume that the agent was acting for the principal.
apparent(Perceptible), adjective able to be seen, clear, conspicuous, definite, detectable, discernible, easily seen, evident, explicit, exposed, express, identifiable, in sight, in view, indubitable, known, manifestus, noticeable, notorious, obvious, open, open to view, overt, palpable, patent, perceivable, plain, real, recognizable, self-evident, showing, species, tangible, uncovered, undisguised, videor, viewable, visible
Associated concepts: apparent ability, apparent agency, apparent authority, apparent cause, apparent danger, apparent defect, apparent easement, apparent from the record, apparent necessity, apparent ownership, apparent partnership, apparent risk, apparent scope of authority, apparent use
apparent(Presumptive), adjective appearing, assumptive, conjectural, contemplated, evidential, expected, hopeful, intended, likely, logical, manifest, ostensible, premised, presumable, probable, proposed, prospective, seeming, suggestive, supposable, supposed, suppositional, suppositionary, suppositive, taken for granted, to be supposed
Associated concepts: apparent heir, apparent validity
Foreign phrases: Quod constat clare non debet verificari.What is clearly apparent is not required to be proved. Quod constat curiae opere testium non indiget. That which appears to the court needs not the help of witnesses.
See also: axiomatic, blatant, candid, circumstantial, clear, coherent, colorable, conclusive, conspicuous, constructive, demonstrable, determinative, discernible, distinct, elementary, evident, flagrant, known, lucid, manifest, naked, obvious, open, ostensible, overt, palpable, patent, pellucid, perceivable, perceptible, plausible, presumptive, probable, prominent, public, specious, unmistakable, visible
APPARENT. That which is manifest what is proved. It is required that all things upon which a court must pass, should be made to appear, if matter in pays, under oath if matter of record, by the record. It is a rule that those things which do not appear, are to be considered as not existing de non apparentibus et non existentibus eadem est ratio. Broom's Maxims, 20, What does not appear, does not exist; quod non apparet, non est.