ostensible authority

Apparent authority, for example, such authority as an insurance company permits its agent to exercise, or which it holds him out to the public as possessing. 29 Am J Rev ed Ins § 146. Such authority as a principal, either intentionally or by want of ordinary care, causes or allows a third person to believe the agent to possess. Henry Cowell Lime & Cement Co. v Santa Cruz Nat. Bank, 82 Cal App 519, 255 P 881.

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