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agent

a person representing a business concern, esp a travelling salesman

Agent

 

in Soviet civil law, a party in a contract of agency. The agent’s duties include the performance of specified legal acts, for example, contracts of sale and management of property, in the name of and on the account of a principal party. The agent may be a legally competent (sui juris) citizen or a legal person (if this is allowed by the latter’s charter or statute). The actions performed by the agent directly generate, change, or extinguish rights and obligations of the principal.

The agent is bound to perform the agency in exact conformity with the principal’s instructions, carry out the agency personally, although in instances provided for by law the responsibilities may be transferred to another person (art. 68 of the RSFSR Civil Code), inform the principal upon demand of progress in performing the agency, submit a report on performance of the agency, and transfer to the principal any property obtained in connection with performance of the agency.

agent

One who is empowered to enter into binding transactions on behalf of another (usually called the principal).

agent

(networking)
In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase "intelligent agent" it implies some kind of automatic process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.

agent

A software routine that waits in the background and performs an action when a specified event occurs. For example, agents could transmit a summary file on the first day of the month or monitor incoming data and alert the user when a certain transaction has arrived. Agents are also called "intelligent agents," "personal agents" and "bots." See mobile agent, bot and workflow.
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A feminist approach to the agentive work of making home helps us to unpack the gendered aspects of control inherent in policies that derive from such a static understanding of home.
Rather, these projects suggest possibilities for re-engaging our colleagues and students in becoming agentive, democratic, critical citizens.
you desire Want/Desire/Yearn --Medina--Past agentive verb
In the book the verbal account of the feeding indicates that only the boy was agentive ('I gave .
For example, one interpreter recognized that the interpreting was not effective and was far less agentive in their language when reflecting on this (i.
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Only exceptionally can some suffixes attach to more than one lexical category, as is the case with the agentive suffix -ere, normally attached to verbs in order to form nouns, with which some exceptional formations arise involving denominal formations of nouns.
The British liberalism of Arnold and Leavis, with its emphasis on the discipline of English as the training ground for cultural leaders, also carries through this ideal, as, in very different registers, do the more radically agentive and socially cohesive views of aesthetic experience promoted by Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams on one side of the Atlantic and the more conservative hyperindividualistic ideals of self-reliance and self-consciousness posited by Lionel Trilling on the other side.
Furthermore, given what we know about the functions of PIE nominal *-i-, use as a verbal-abstract-forming suffix would not preclude use as an agentive suffix--both functions are attested across the Indo-European branches.
Chapter Seven, "Border of Belonging, Border of Foreignness: Patriarchy, the Modern, and Making Transnational Mexicanness," considers the crossing back of the border and the need of braceros to reinvent themselves as "(proto) patriarchs" and modern agentive citizens.
The "constitutive theory," in comparison, offers a more agentive representation of the law, with the law standing apart from culture and functioning to create the culture upon which it acts; as such, law produces culture.
However, the additional strength seen in the examples above is that the teachers make use of agentive pedagogy in their classrooms.