Special Agent Law and Legal Definition

A special agent is an agent whose authority is limited to the special undertaking which s/he is instructed to perform. A special agent has a limited authority to act. For example, a real estate broker, engaged by an owner to find a buyer.

In Baldwin v. Tucker, 112 Ky. 282 (Ky. 1901), the court held that a special agent is one authorized to act only in a specific transaction.