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subagent

[suhb-ey-juh nt]
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noun
  1. a person whose duties as an agent are delegated to him or her by another agent.
  2. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for subagent

Historical Examples

  • 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.