General Power Law and Legal Definition

General power means a power that can be expressed in general. It can be used to affect another’s interest in property and in anyone’s favor. It also authorizes the alienation of a fee to any alienee.

In Leser v. Burnet, 46 F.2d 756 (4th Cir. 1931), the court observed that “general power is one which may be exercised by the donee of the power in favor of any person whomsoever including the donee himself or his own creditors.”