Meaning of attorney-in-fact

at•tor•ney-in-fact

Pronunciation: (u-tûr'nē-in-fakt'), [key]
— pl. at•tor•neys-in-fact.
  1. a person authorized by power of attorney to act on the authorizer's behalf outside a court of law.
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