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Agent meaning

agent - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
  2. 2. One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
  3. 3. An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
  4. 4. A person authorized to act for and under the direction of another person when dealing with third parties. The person who appoints an agent is called the principal. An agent can enter into binding agreements on the principal's behalf and may even create liability for the principal if the agent causes harm while carrying out his or her duties. See also attorney- in- fact.
  5. 5. Acting; - opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.
  6. 6. A person or thing that acts; one who acts for another.

agent - examples of usage

  1. The cruise travel agent industry is competitive, but at the same time it is also the fastest-growing segment of the travel industry.
  2. He was the agent for the railroad. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. If I had taken any goods from the agent before I went out, of course I got my money, and I could go and pay him when I wanted. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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