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agent

a person representing a business concern, esp a travelling salesman
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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.

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agent

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

(1) An employee of an inbound call center (sales and service) or an outbound call center (telemarketer). See agent turnover.

(2) A software routine that performs an action continuously or when a specified event occurs. Also called "bots," intelligent agents" and "personal agents." See bot.
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An official at the Customs department on condition of anonymity said that the importer and clearing agent had deliberately imported the vehicle to Pakistan and provided fake documents to the Customs department which is in violation of serial No 43 of the import policy.
Sources told Dawn that the custom officials tried to persuade protesters to end their strike by giving them verbal assurances about the resolution of their problems but the clearing agents and traders demanded a written assurance from them.
Enwelu further stated that because of the delay experienced, clearing agents find it difficult to examine and released goods on same day.
Clearing agents operating at the Tin-Can Island port complex have called on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), to sanction Josepdam Port Services (JPS) over porous and unsecured anchorage.
Clearing agents and restaurant owners were happy."We were doing well.
LANDI KOTAL -- The traders and custom clearing agents at the Torkham border observed partial strike on Monday against the customs department's new regulation about issuing of one goods declaration (GD) form for one loaded vehicle.
The accused had on May 26, 2017, told the complainant that he was a clearing agent who intended going into the importation of hides and skin and that he needed some money for the business.
LANDI KOTAL -- Trade activities at the Torkham border remained paralysed on the second consecutive day on Friday as negotiations between the protesting custom clearing agents and officials of the custom department ended without any breakthrough.
Others were United Bank Limited business system support analyst Babou Ali Khan, American Mission Hospital accountant Jeseentha Cheriyan, Universal Trading office administrative assistance Abdul Aziz Mahmood and Al Amin Shades government clearing agent Ali Hassan.
Innocent Masiga, a clearing agent, addresses journalists at the Busia border on February 23, 2018.