authority given to a person which is reasonably necessary or inferred in order to perform and accomplish the task given by the express authority In order to manage the company, the managing director has implied powers to purchase computers.
- see implied
- The sales agent used her implied authority to grant a discount on the first sale in order to introduce the product to the market.
- The court decided that the broker had acted within her implied authority when she sold the shares.
- Acting under his implied authority, the policeman asked the woman to try to walk in a straight line.
- See express authority and apparant authority.