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undisclosed principal :: legal definition


Undisclosed principal - n. a person who uses an agent for his/her negotiations with a third party, often when the agent pretends to be acting for himself/herself. As a result, the third party does not know he/she can look to the real principal in any dispute.

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authority :: n. permission, a right coupled with the power to d ... rize ostensible authority principal
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principal :: n. 1) main person in a business. 2) employer, the ... ry agency agent respondeat superior
ratification :: n. confirmation of an action which was not pre-app ... mployee). See also: agent principal
respondeat superior :: (rehs-pond-dee-at superior) n. Latin for "let the ... : agency agent negligence principal

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