Attorney-In-Fact Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Attorney-In-Fact.

Attorney-In-Fact (noun)

An Attorney-In-Fact is a person who is given the legal power to act on behalf of another individual. They receive this authority through a legal document known as a "power of attorney". The power of attorney clearly outlines the specific actions the Attorney-In-Fact is allowed to carry out. If given a general power of attorney, the Attorney-In-Fact can perform any action or business transaction that the person assigning the power could do themselves.