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Agent, one who acts for another in any kind of business, generally either commercial, legal, social, or political. The principal (for whom the agent acts) is bound to abide by the acts which the agent performs during the transaction of the business, and if they are within the scope of his employment as expressed or implied. The term political agent is especially employed in India to denote intermediaries between the British Government and the native states.