The authorities draw a distinction between special agents and general agents1. A special agent is one who has authority to act for some special occasion or purpose which is not within the ordinary course of his business or profession2, whereas a general agent is one who has authority, arising out of and in the ordinary course of his business or profession, to do some act or acts on behalf of his principal in relation thereto, or one who is authorised to act on behalf of the principal generally in transactions of a particular kind or incidental to a particular
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