[suhb-ey-juh nt]


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.

Nearby words

  1. subacute necrotizing myelitis,
  2. subacute sclerosing panencephalitis,
  3. subacute spongiform encephalopathy,
  4. subadar,
  5. subaerial,
  6. subah,
  7. subalimentation,
  8. subalpine,
  9. subaltern,
  10. subalternate

Origin of subagent

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; sub- + agent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for subagent

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

  • 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.