the authority granted by a donor to a donee to select the person or persons who are to enjoy property rights or income upon the death of the donor or of the donee or after the termination of existing rights or interests.
(property law) authority to appoint persons either from a particular class (special power) or selected by the donee of the power (general power) to take an estate or interest in property
noun, Law. 1. a written document given by one person or party to another authorizing the latter to act for the former. noun 1. legal authority to act for another person in certain specified matters 2. the document conferring such authority
- Power of the purse
The influence that legislatures have over public policy because of their power to vote money for public purposes. The United States Congress must authorize the president’s budget requests to fund agencies and programs of the executive branch. (See appropriation.)
- Power-on self-test
hardware (POST) A sequence of diagnostic tests that are run automatically by a device when the power is turned on. In a personal computer a typical POST sequence does the following: – checks that the system board is working – checks that the memory is working – compares the current system configuration with that recorded […]
The PowerOpen Association defines and promotes the PowerOpen Environment (POE).