implied authority

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That a principal intends an agent to have and which arises from the express authority given to the agent or from the principal's acquiescence of the agent's actions.

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Sometimes you may have some implied authority that will cause other people to react differently to you than they normally do.
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The man had a lot of implied authority over the people and it was never spoken about, which made it even more powerful.
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Our mother didn't really place anyone in charge when she rushed out, but we all knew my big sister was in charge. The implied authority always fell to the oldest in these cases.
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