subagent

noun sub·agent \ ˌsəb-ˈā-jənt \
variants: or sub-agent

Definition of subagent

plural subagents or sub-agents
: 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

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Law Dictionary

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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