apparent authority

  

Definition

Legal concept that (in agency agreements) a principal is liable for the acts of the agent if the principal (by his or her actions or by a failure to act) gives an impression to a third party that the agent acts or speaks for the principal. See also actual authority.

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  • The apparent authority disagreed with u and that made us all feel a bit of contempt and disdain for the powers that were in charge.

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  • You should try to show that you have the apparent authority so that others will at least pretend to respect you.

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  • You should try to make sure that you always follow any rules set forth by the apparent authority so that you do not have to void the deal.

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