Legal definition of agent
Power Of Attorney Legal Terminology


an agent means a person granted authority to act as attorney-in-fact for the principal under a power of attorney, and includes the original agent and any co-agent or successor agent. Unless the context indicates otherwise, an "agent" designated in a power of attorney shall mean "attorney-in-fact".

An agent acting under a power of attorney has a fiduciary relationship with the principal.
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