apparent agent

One who, with or without authority, reasonably appears to third persons, as a result of statements, conduct, lack of ordinary care, or other manifestations of the principal's consent, to be acting with authority. Restatement, Agency 2d ed § 8.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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