Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) A power to act or to order others to act. Often one person or entity gives another the authority to act, as an employer to an employee, a principal to an agent, a corporation to its officers, or a government to an agency. 2) A court decision used to make a point or support an argument.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:11 pm