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agent-general

[ ey-juhnt-jen-er-uhl ]

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.


agent-general

noun

  1. a representative in London of a Canadian province or an Australian state


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Word History and Origins

Origin of agent-general1

First recorded in 1910–15

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Example Sentences

Joseph Bimeler was elected Agent General and thereby became the chosen as well as the natural leader of the community.

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

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

Settlers have often requested the agent general for the colony or the mayor of their native town to send them out a wife.

At ten the Agent-General, who earns his salary, was shamelessly dozing on the sofa.

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