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Definition of Authority

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Authority :

1. Power delegated to a person or body to act in a particular way. The person in whom authority is vested is usually called an *agent and the person conferring the authority is the principal.

2. A governing body, such as a *local authority, charged with power and duty to perform certain functions.

3. A judicial decision or other source of law used as a ground for a legal proposition

See also persuasive authority.

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  • Article Name: Authority
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Authority In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Authority : 1. Power [...]

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