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ostensible authority :: legal definition

Ostensible authority - n. apparent authority to do something or represent another person or entity.

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agency :: n. the relationship of a person (called the agent) ... ondeat superior scope of employment
apparent authority :: n. the appearance of being the agent of another (e ... e also: agency ostensible authority
authority :: n. permission, a right coupled with the power to d ... rize ostensible authority principal
ostensible agent :: n. a person who has been given the appearance of b ... rent authority ostensible authority

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