Gratuitous Agent Law and Legal Definition

A gratuitous agent is a person who is not paid by a principal for the work s/he does. A person who acts as a gratuitous agent can never be forced to work as an agent. However, a person acting as a gratuitous agent has to follow a principle of good faith. A gratuitous agent has to abide with the principal’s instructions once s/he undertakes to act as an agent.