\\ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷\ noun (plural attorneys-in-fact)
1. : a person appointed by another by a letter or power of attorney to transact any business for him out of court — compare attorney-at-law
2. : an agent employed in any business or to do any act in pais for another

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/euh terr"nee in fakt"/, n., pl. attorneys-in-fact. Law.
a person authorized by power of attorney to act on the authorizer's behalf outside a court of law.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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