Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Authority of a representative.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In ecclesiastical law. A license or authority; a privilege granted by the ordinary to a man by favor and indulgence to do that which 'by law he may not do; e. g., to marry without banns, to erect a monument in a church, eta Termes de la Ley. In Scotch law. A power founded on consent, as distinguished from a power founded on property. 2 Kames, Eq. 265.