Agent's Authority(redirected from Agent Authority)
The ability of an agent to act on behalf of a client in a way that binds the client. There are four types of agent's authority. Actual express authority is authority the client states in a contract given to an agent. Apparent authority is given verbally by the client. Implied authority is considered by the agent to be necessary to perform duties given under actual express or apparent authority. Finally, inherent authority is that which occurs when the agent exceeds his/her actual express authority only slightly and performs similar actions.