implied authority


The authority that a member of the public may believe an agent to have. For example, if an agent is repeatedly seen signing contracts on behalf of the agency, though he or she may not have authority to do so, it is reasonable for the public to believe the agent has that authority.

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There was a lot of implied authority and we all knew that we had to follow a certain code of conduct.

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The implied authority of the social engineer was part of his strategy to gain access to the room that contained the servers.

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I didn't call my client when making the counter offer on the sale because I had implied authority and I could make the decisions without him.

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