general power of appointment

general power of appointment

A power of appointment by which the donee can appoint ¡ª that is, dispose of the donor’s property ¡ª in favor of anyone at all, including oneself or one’s own estate; esp., a power that authorizes the alienation of a fee to any alienee. ¡ª Often shortened to general power. [Cases: Powers 19; Wills 589. C.J.S. Powers ¡ì¡ì 15¨C16.]
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