subagent

[suhb-ey-juh nt]

Origin of subagent

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; sub- + agent
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Examples from the Web for subagent

Historical Examples of subagent

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

    Lady Connie

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

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

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

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