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[suhb-ey-juh nt] /sʌbˈeɪ dʒənt/
a person whose duties as an agent are delegated to him or her by another agent.
a person who works for or under the supervision of an agent.
Origin of subagent
1810-20, Americanism; sub- + agent Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sprague was the subagent living on the further edge of the estate.

    Lady Connie Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Generally, it is said, if the general agent appoints a subagent he is nevertheless responsible for his act.

  • Marmette, the subagent, would know of the incident between Junia and Luzanne; and he feared.

    Carnac's Folly, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • But if the subagent's authority is derived directly from the principal, it is not affected by the agent's death.

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