power of appointment, special

power of appointment, special
n.
A power of appointment that limits the possible beneficiaries to members of a specified group.

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  • power of appointment — power of appointment: a power granted under a deed or will authorizing the donee to dispose of an estate in a specified manner for the benefit of the donee or of others general power of appointment: a power of appointment which the donee may… …   Law dictionary

  • special power of appointment — see power of appointment Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. special power of appointment …   Law dictionary

  • power of appointment — Authority enabling one person to dispose of an interest which is vested in another. Re Zanatta, 99 NJ Eq 339, 131 A 515. A liberty or authority reserved by, or limited to, a person to dispose of real or personal property for his own benefit, or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Power of appointment — A power of appointment is a term most frequently used in the law of wills to describe the ability of the testator (the person writing the will) to select a person who will be given the authority to dispose of certain property under the will.… …   Wikipedia

  • special power of appointment — A power of appointment under which the donee of the power is restricted to passing on the property to certain individuals or class of individuals designated or described in the instrument which creates the power. Marx v Rice, 1 NJ 574, 65, A2d 48 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • general power of appointment — see power of appointment Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. general power of appointment …   Law dictionary

  • limited power of appointment — A power of appointment which is exercisable only in favor of persons or a class of persons designated or described in the instrument creating the power. Marx v Rice, 1 NJ 574, 65 A2d 48, 9 ALR2d 584. In Pennsylvania, a general power of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nongeneral power of appointment — See special power of appointment …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • general power of appointment — a power to appoint property that can be exercised entirely in favor of the donee, his nominee, or his estate compare special power …   Useful english dictionary

  • power — The right, ability, authority, or faculty of doing something. Authority to do any act which the grantor might himself lawfully perform. Porter v. Household Finance Corp. of Columbus, D.C.Ohio, 385 F.Supp. 336, 341. A power is an ability on the… …   Black's law dictionary

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