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AGENT-GENERAL, the term given to the representatives in England of certain of the self-governing British colonies. They are appointed, and their expenses and salaries provided, by the governments of the colonies they represent. Their duties are to look after the political and economic interests of their colonies in London, to assist in all financial and commercial matters in which their colonies may be concerned, and to make known the products of their colonies. Those colonies which are not under responsible government are represented in London by Crown agents.