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parliamentary agent

Definition:

a person who is employed to look after the affairs of businesses that are affected by legislation of the British Parliament

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

parliamentary agents

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Parliamentary agents | Parliamentary Agents

solicitors who are licensed by the Houses of Parliament to draft, promote or oppose Private Bills. Private Bills are a specific class of legislation promoted by organisations outside Parliament to obtain powers for themselves that differ from the... (38 of 474 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Parliamentary agents

Collins Dictionary:

parliamentary agent [British]

a person who is employed to manage the parliamentary business of a private group (14 of 194 words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/parliamentary-agent

Britannica Encyclopedia:

agent [computer science] | softbot ("software robot") [synonym]

a computer program that performs various actions continuously and autonomously on behalf of an individual or an organization. For example, an agent ... (22 of 333 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/705121​/agent

Merriam-Webster:

agent | agt [abbreviation] | agency [synonym, sense-specific] | instrument [synonym, sense-specific] | instrumentality [synonym, sense-specific] | machinery [synonym, sense-specific] | means [synonym, sense-specific] | medium [synonym, sense-specific] | ministry [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

one that acts or exerts power | something that produces or is capable of producing an effect; an active or efficient cause ; a chemically, physically, ... (25 of 244 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/agent

Random House Dictionary:

agent | Agt. [abbreviation] | Indian agent [sense-specific]

a person or business authorized to act on another's behalf. | a person or thing that acts or has the power to act. | a natural force or object ... (27 of 242 words, 16 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/agent

Oxford Dictionary:

agent | agentive [derived]

a person who acts on behalf of another, in particular | a person who manages business, financial, or contractual matters for an actor, performer, ... (23 of 184 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/agent

Wiktionary:

agent | agents [plural] | deputy [synonym, sense-specific] | patient [antonym, sense-specific]

One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor. | One who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor. | An active power or cause;... (46 of 159 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/agent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

agent [countable] | agents [plural]

a person or company that does business for another person or company, for ... | someone who works for a country's secret service and collects secret ... (25 of 147 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/agent

American Heritage Dictionary:

agent | agented [past tense] | agenting [present participle] | agents [3rd-person singular present]

One that acts or has the power or authority to act. | One empowered to act for or represent another | A means by which something is done or caused; ... (28 of 138 words, 9 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agent

New World Dictionary:

agent | agt [abbreviation]

a person or thing that performs an action or brings about a certain result, or that is able to do so | an active force or substance producing an ... (28 of 94 words, 7 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agent

Cambridge Dictionary:

agent [entry 1]

a person who acts for or represents another | a person who represents an actor, artist or writer (17 of 34 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/agent 1

agent [entry 2]

someone who works secretly for the government or other organization (10 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/agent 2

agent [entry 3]

a person or thing that produces a particular effect or change (11 of 35 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/agent 3

Encarta Dictionary:

parliamentary agent [British] | parliamentary agents [plural]

somebody employed to promote or oppose a private bill being placed before a parliament (14 of 25 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561533862​/definition​.html  [offline]

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