agency by estoppel

An agency created so far as third persons are concerned by acts and appearances which lead third persons to believe that it exists. 3 Am J2d Ag § 19. It arises in those cases where the principal, by his culpable negligence, permits his agent to exercise powers not granted to him, even though the principal have no notice or knowledge of the conduct of the agent. It is sufficient to estop the principal from disputing the authority, in such cases, that the course of dealing in the transaction of the principal's business, between the agent and the third persons, was such as to justify them in believing that he possessed the requisite authority, and to make it the duty of the principal to know the manner in which the agent was conducting his affairs. Anno: 12 ALR 113.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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