general agent
noun Date: 1812 1. one employed to transact generally all legal business entrusted by a principal 2. an insurance company agent working within a specified area

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  • general agent — noun 1. someone authorized to transact every kind of business for the principal • Syn: ↑universal agent • Ant: ↑special agent • Hypernyms: ↑agent 2. an agent who sells insurance • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • general agent of insurance company — An agent authorized to transact all the business of the company of a particular kind or in a particular place, and whose powers are prima facie coextensive with the business entrusted to his care. Southern States Fire Ins. Co. v Kronenberg, 199… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • Managing general agent — In insurance, a managing general agent is defined legally as an individual or business entity appointed by an insurer to solicit applications from agents for insurance contracts or to negotiate insurance contracts on behalf of an insurer and, if… …   Wikipedia

  • Brokerage General Agent — An independent firm or contractor working for an insurance company whose main function is to sell one or more insurance products to select insurance brokers. Brokers then sell the policies to their clients. Brokerage general agents can specialize …   Investment dictionary

  • agent — n 1: someone or something that acts or exerts power: a moving force in achieving some result 2: a person guided or instigated by another in some action where the heads of departments are the political...agent s of the executive, merely to execute …   Law dictionary

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