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a chief representative.
a person sent to England from a British dominion to represent the interests of the dominion.
Historical Examples

Talleyrands labours as agent-general had the effect that he desired.
Talleyrand Joseph McCabe

It was the custom to find a benefice as a reward for the agent-general when his term was over.
Talleyrand Joseph McCabe

The agent-general was already arranging for drinks with Penfentenyou at the other end of the garden.
A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling

On the last occasion an agent-general for one of the great Colonies had sat next her at dinner.
Viviette William J. Locke

In their rear, carrying the lunch-basket, marched the agent-general and Holford the hired chauffeur.
A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling

The agent-general went out over the back of the car, crying resolutely: ‘Stop the traffic!
A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling

From 1902 to 1908 he held the office of agent-general of the colony in London.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2 Various

I was too sore and weak to begin another laugh, but the agent-general crumpled up where he stood.
A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling

By the way, the Voice is coming down on the evening train with my agent-general.
A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling

At this moment the agent-general of the Paris company appears demanding the rents.
Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence Vol. 1 of 2 Elizabeth S. Kite

noun (pl) agents-general
a representative in London of a Canadian province or an Australian state


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