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agent-general

n, pl agents-general
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a representative in London of a Canadian province or an Australian state
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a′gent-gen′eral



n., pl. a•gents-gen•er•al.
1. a chief representative.
2. a person sent to England from a British dominion to represent the interests of the dominion.
[1910–15]
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That he was chased to my door by his own Agent-General in a motor; that they turned my study into a Cabinet Meeting which I was not invited to attend; that the local telegraph all but broke down beneath the strain of hundred word coded cables; and that I practically broke into the house of a stranger to get him telephonic facilities on a Sunday, are things I overlook.
"D'you mind my having the Agent-General to dinner again tonight?
The Agent-General arrived two hours later, a patient and expostulating person, visibly torn between the pulling Devil of a rampant Colony, and the placid Baker of a largely uninterested England.
"It was the middle of the house-party season," said the Agent-General mildly.
The Agent-General interposed with agent-generalities (but they were merely provocateurs) about Ties of Sentiment.
Thank you!" said the Agent-General. "That's what I am always trying to tell my people."
"Will you take him to Lord Lundie's to-morrow?" said the Agent-General promptly.
I'm going home," said the Agent-General, and departed.
"The document," Trent said, "is signed by the King and witnessed by Captain Francis, who is Agent-General out here, or something of the sort, for the English Government.
FATA is already ruled from a distance, as the federal government exercises its powers through an Agent-General, who is ex officio the KP Governor.
Observing the unsettled situation, Nawaz Osman appointed Mushtaq Sahib as his agent-general [ambassador] to Pakistan.

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