attorney in fact

Definition

A person who holds power of attorney, and therefore is legally designated to transact business and execute documents on behalf of another person.

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You should try to make sure that you can get in touch with an attorney in fact in case you really need one.

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Jane Smith offered to become her mother's attorney in fact so that she could take care of her financial concerns in case she became incapacitated due to illness or death.

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The soldier had a power of attorney document drawn up by his lawyer to name his wife as his attorney in fact while he was away on deployment so that she could look after the soldier's accounts in his absence.

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