general agent


Definition of general agent

1 : one employed to transact generally all legal business entrusted by a principal
2 : an insurance company agent working within a specified area

Examples of general agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father was general agent in the Far East for insurance companies, including what was then Occidental Life, and for a time Mr. Lee thought that that was probably his future as well. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2020 When an agent performs well on a wide variety of tasks, as general agents do, they're considered intelligent. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 2 Apr. 2020 The company is close to the Russian military, and its alleged front company was nominated as the general agent of the Russian naval fleet, according to a September 2016 email the alleged front company sent to another firm, the indictment said. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, 12 June 2018 Union housekeepers in city hotels earn more than $21 an hour, with good benefits and a pension, said Jaimie McNeil, a general agent with the union. Tim Logan,, 4 June 2018 Joanne was a supportive partner to Jerry and their agency, The Coursey Agency, as well as a mentor to many general agent's spouses in the Connecticut Mutual Life family for 30 years., 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of general agent

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“General agent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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Legal Definition of general agent

— see agent


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