2130. Mandate is a contract by which a person, the mandator, confers upon another person, the mandatary, the power to represent him in the performance of a juridical act with a third person, and the mandatary, by his acceptance, binds himself to exercise the power.
That power and, where applicable, the writing evidencing it are also called power of attorney.
1991, c. 64, a. 2130; I.N. 2014-05-01; 2016, c. 4, s. 234.