Definitions of ostensible authority
authority which is apparent, appearing to be true, which the principal, intentionally or carelessly, causes or allows a third party to believe the agent has
The director had ostensible authority to sell a part of the business as the company was aware of his actions and did not stop him.
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The court found that no ostensible authority existed.
The supplier relied on the ostensible authority given to the secretary by her boss to sign the document on the company’s behalf.
The agent was deemed to have ostensible authority to sign the agreement.