In the law of agency, what is apparent authority (or ostensible authority)?

An appearance that a person has authority to act for a principal, which arises when the principal intentionally or carelessly causes or lets a third party believe that this is the case, even though the principal did not actually give such authority. In such a case, the third party may reasonably rely on the person’s apparent authority to act as the principal’s agent.

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