59-3-2Actual authority defined.

Actual authority is such as a principal intentionally confers upon the agent, or intentionally or by want of ordinary care, allows the agent to believe himself to possess.

Source: CivC 1877, § 1355; CL 1887, § 3978; RCivC 1903, § 1674; RC 1919, § 1256; SDC 1939, § 3.0202.