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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

AGENT, v. tr. To act as law agent in (a cause). (Also intr.)Sc. 1755 Records Conv. Burghs (1915) 482:
What was due to him, for agenting in that affair.
Sc. 1818 Scott H. Midlothian II. i.:
I'll employ my ain man o business, Nichel Novit . . . to agent Effie's plea.
Edb. 1738 Caled. Mercury (10 July):
Mr Peter Blair Writer, who for the Space of 50 Years agented about the Parliamenthouse with great Capacity and Integrity.

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