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Definition of agent (Meaning of agent)
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Agent A"gent, a. [L. agens, agentis, p. pr. of agere to act;
	     akin to Gr. ? to lead, Icel. aka to drive, Skr. aj. [root]2.]
	     Acting; -- opposed to {patient}, or sustaining, action.
	     [Archaic] ``The body agent.' --Bacon.
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	  Agent A"gent, n.
	     1. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
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	              Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill.
	                                                    --Dryden.
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	     2. One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by
	        authority from him; one intrusted with the business of
	        another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
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	     3. An active power or cause; that which has the power to
	        produce an effect, such as a physical, chemical, or
	        medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
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	     4. (Biochem., Med.) a chemical substance having biological
	        effects; a drug.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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