An assistant exercising full authority in the absence of his or her superior and equal authority in emergencies:
A member of a legislative assembly
One who holds an office or position, especially one who acts in a subordinate capacity for an institution such as a corporation or governmental agency.
An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
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