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estate agent

noun, British
1.
the steward or manager of a landed estate.
2.
a real-estate agent; realtor.
Origin of estate agent
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • But he is a respected House and estate agent residing in the district and speaks feelingly.

    A Case in Camera Oliver Onions
  • Mr. Jacob's rents were collected by an estate agent, and sent to an address in San Francisco.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • As an estate agent, he said, he took a professional interest in plans of all kinds.

  • He had been accustomed to respond to the frequent requests of the estate agent for presents of birds.

  • He was what is called here an estate agent, and he had not very much money.

    The Missioner E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • As a rule, a house or estate agent has no authority to receive payment on behalf of the principal.

  • She was set down in front of the office of an estate agent, and told the driver to wait.

    Woman and Artist Max O'Rell
  • He looked round the empty hut again, as if he half expected to see a Willesden estate agent's name round the corner.

  • He found a sharp-featured youth in charge of the telephone, which was lodged in an estate agent's office.

British Dictionary definitions for estate agent

estate agent

noun
1.
(Brit) an agent concerned with the valuation, management, lease, and sale of property Usual US and Canadian name real-estate agent
2.
the administrator of a large landed property, acting on behalf of its owner; estate manager
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