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    #1

    keep your own coucel

    To keep your own councel? what does it mean? And, have you ever been in a situation where you couldn't deal with some legal thing in person and therefore you had to write a letter stating that you authorise another person to act on your behalf? what is such a letter called? What would a person demanding such a letter from you say?" Do you have a letter of authorisation?"

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    #2

    Re: keep your own coucel

    Hello Mags,

    "To keep your own counsel (about X)" is "to keep your thoughts (about X) to yourself".

    A "power of attorney" or a "letter of attorney" is a written authorisation for someone else to act on your behalf in a legal or business capacity.

    Would that be the phrase you were looking for?

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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    #3

    Re: keep your own coucel

    Was it "get your own counsel"?

    This would mean "obtain your own lawyer."

    Yes - a Power of Attorney Letter or even a proxy letter would allow another person to act on your behalf.

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