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[ey-juh nt-jen-er-uh l]
noun, plural a·gents-gen·er·al.
  1. a chief representative.
  2. a person sent to England from a British dominion to represent the interests of the dominion.
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Origin of agent-general

First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for agent-general

Historical Examples

  • "It was the middle of the house-party season," said the Agent-General mildly.

    Actions and Reactions

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Talleyrands labours as Agent-General had the effect that he desired.


    Joseph McCabe

  • It was the custom to find a benefice as a reward for the Agent-General when his term was over.


    Joseph McCabe

  • From 1902 to 1908 he held the office of agent-general of the colony in London.

  • By the way, the Voice is coming down on the evening train with my Agent-General.

British Dictionary definitions for agent-general


noun plural agents-general
  1. a representative in London of a Canadian province or an Australian state
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