Special agent

(redirected from federal agent)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

SPECIAL AGENT. A special agent is one whose authority is confined to a particular, or an individual instance. It is a general rule, that he who is invested with a special authority, must act within the bounds of his authority, and he cannot bind his principal beyond what he is authorized to do. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1299; 2 John. 48; 1 Wash. C. C. lT4; 5 John. 48; 15 John. 44; 8 Wend. 494.

References in periodicals archive ?
Moss added that the Def Con organisers were not going to be checking the identities of everyone who attended to weed out federal agents and send them packing.
In 2005 and again in 2008, Kortlander's home and businesses were raided by dozens of heavily armed federal agents, many brandishing automatic weapons, who made misrepresentations to the court in order to obtain search warrants.
US federal agents have said they stopped a Somali-born teenager from blowing up a van full of explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon.
Eventually, one of the federal agents told him "he does not have any problem with me," Milios recalls.
In May, reported the newspaper, Young's sailing club drew scrutiny from federal agents when its members and others participated in the 19-boat Third Annual Conch Republic Cup Race to Cuba.
Three men were arrested by federal agents in August for allegedly luring a local man into having sex, photographing it, and then trying to extort $75,000 flom the victim to keep the picture from his family and colleagues.
COINTELPRO papers, released in the late 1980s revealed that local police and federal agents infiltrated and agitated the Black Panthers, the Young Lords, the Brown Berets, and the American Indian Movement in the 1960s and early 1970s.
A child sexually abused by a convicted felon in the witness protection program cannot recover against the federal agents responsible for him because the abuse wasn't reasonably foreseeable, the Ninth U.
The act would also allow for the sampling and cataloguing of innocent Americans' genetic information without consent or court order and would shelter from prosecution federal agents engaged in illegal surveillance.
Instead, after reviewing records for tens of thousands of workers at O'Hare and Midway airports, federal agents mostly rounded up undocumented immigrants, some of whom had obtained fake Social Security cards or passports.
Bramble, (19) undercover federal agents entered the home of a suspect to negotiate the purchase of sea otter pelts advertised for sale.
federal agents in Islamabad,'' a family member said and declined to give more details.

Full browser ?