General Agent Law and Legal Definition

A general agent is a person authorized to transact every kind of business for his/her principal. S/he acts as a representative of another, who has a mandate of general nature.

In Baldwin v. Tucker, 112 Ky. 282 (Ky. 1901), the court held that a general agent is an agent who is empowered to transact all of the business of his/her principal of a particular kind or in a particular place.