ap·par·ent / əˈparənt; əˈpe(ə)r-/ • adj. clearly visible or understood; obvious: for no apparent reason she laughed. ∎ seeming real or true, but not necessarily so: his apparent lack of concern.
That which is clear, plain, and evident.
In the law of agency, an agent has apparent authority to represent the person, or principal, for whom he or she acts, when the principal acts in such a manner toward the agent that a reasonable person would plainly assume that the agent was acting for the principal.