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business agent

a paid union official who represents a local and its membership in dealing with an employer.
Origin of business agent
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Villemot was entirely under the influence of Fraisier, business agent of the Camusot de Marvilles.

    Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
  • But this is irrelevant to our consideration of his qualities as a business agent.

    The Allen House T. S. Arthur
  • All that remained was to wait till the business agent should make the next move.

    Calumet 'K' Samuel Merwin
  • A business agent of his union was with him; Bannon found them in the office.

    Calumet 'K' Samuel Merwin
  • Norman, he said, necessarily saw a great deal of Alice Lancaster, for he was her business agent.

    Gordon Keith Thomas Nelson Page
  • They soon heard what had happened to Blackbeard's business agent.

    Kate Bonnet Frank R. Stockton
  • Her work as business agent absorbed only a small amount of her time.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • So the tinker hired a professional show-man for his business agent, and built a little theatre and stage.

    Japanese Fairy World William Elliot Griffis
  • Still, I shall give my note into the hands of his business agent here, and pay him the interest as it falls due.

  • The business agent shook hands effusively with his dear friend.

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