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Power of Appointment


Definition: The legal right granted to someone under the terms of a Last Will and Testament or of any type of a trust, including a Revocable Trust, an Irrevocable Trust, a Living Trust, or a Testamentary Trust, to override the wishes of the original Testator or the original Trustmaker and change the current or future provisions of the Last Will or trust.

Also Known As: General Power of Appoinment, Lifetime Power of Appointment, Limited Power of Appointment, Testamentary Power of Appointment

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