actual authority


actual authority
The power of an agent to bind its principal where such power derives either from express or implied agreement between the principal and the agent. HyKen v. Travelers Ins. Co., Mo.App., 678 S.W.2d 454, 457. In the law of agency, such authority as a principal intentionally confers on the agent, or intentionally or by want of ordinary care allows the agent to believe himself to possess. National Cash Register Co. v. Wichita Frozen Food Lockers, Tex.Civ.App., 172 S.W.2d 781, 787. Includes both express and implied authority

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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