Definition of agent general in US English:

agent general


  • The representative of an Australian state or Canadian province in a major foreign city.

    • ‘Of course you can send your agent-general to London.’
    • ‘At the outbreak of war, the agent-general in London for Queensland, Sir Thomas Robinson, became Director of Meat Supply for Allied Armies and remained in that position throughout the war.’
    • ‘In 1896 Will became agent-general for New Zealand in the United Kingdom, and the family moved to live in London.’
    • ‘Each still retains an agent-general in London.’
    • ‘Jim Maher, former press secretary to just exited NSW Treasurer Michael Egan, will not be going to Kabul as agent-general as suggested by the Sun Herald last week.’
    delegate, commissioner, ambassador, attaché, envoy, emissary, chargé, chargé d'affaires, commissary, deputy, aide
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agent general

/ˈeɪdʒənt ˈˌdʒɛn(ə)rəl/