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subagent

[ suhb-ey-juhnt ]
/ sʌbˈeɪ dʒənt /
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noun
a person whose duties as an agent are delegated to him or her by another agent.
a person who works for or under the supervision of an agent.
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Origin of subagent

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; sub- + agent
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How to use subagent in a sentence

  • But if the subagent's authority is derived directly from the principal, it is not affected by the agent's death.

  • Generally, it is said, if the general agent appoints a subagent he is nevertheless responsible for his act.

  • Marmette, the subagent, would know of the incident between Junia and Luzanne; and he feared.

  • Sprague was the subagent living on the further edge of the estate.

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