Apparent Agency Law and Legal Definition

Apparent agency refers to "that authority which a principal holds his agent out as possessing or permits him to exercise or to represent himself as possessing, under such circumstances as to estop the principal from denying its existence." Nevada Power Co. v. Monsanto Co., 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20504, 12-13 (D. Nev. Nov. 9, 1994)