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special agent

Noun1.special agent - someone whose authority is limited to the special undertaking they have been instructed to perform
Antonyms:
general agent, universal agent - someone authorized to transact every kind of business for the principal

SPECIAL AGENT. A special agent is one whose authority is confined to a particular, or an individual instance. It is a general rule, that he who is invested with a special authority, must act within the bounds of his authority, and he cannot bind his principal beyond what he is authorized to do. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1299; 2 John. 48; 1 Wash. C. C. lT4; 5 John. 48; 15 John. 44; 8 Wend. 494.

agent, general agent, universal agent
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