Definition of SPECIAL AGENT.


SPECIAL AGENT.

A special agent is one whose authority is
confined to a particular, or an individual instance. It is a general rule, that
he who is invested with a special authority, must act within the bounds of his
authority, and he cannot bind his principal beyond what he is authorized to do.
2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1299; 2 John. 48; 1 Wash. C. C. lT4; 5 John. 48; 15 John. 44;
8 Wend. 494.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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