subagent

noun
sub·​agent | \ ˌsəb-ˈā-jənt How to pronounce subagent (audio) \
variants: or sub-agent
plural subagents or sub-agents

Definition of subagent

: a subordinate agent : an agent (such as a real estate broker) who is authorized by another agent to act in that person's place In a subagency, the selling broker is a subagent of the seller because the selling broker derives his/her authority from the listing broker.— Marianne Jennings

First Known Use of subagent

1683, in the meaning defined above

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“Subagent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subagent. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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subagent

noun
sub·​agent | \ ˈsəb-ˌā-jənt, ˌsəb-ˈā- \

Legal Definition of subagent

: an agent who is appointed by another agent (as an insurance agent) and for whom the principal agent is responsible or liable

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