Agent vs. Fiduciary

Agent vs. Fiduciary — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Agent and Fiduciary

Agentnoun

One that acts or has the power or authority to act.

Fiduciaryadjective

Of or relating to a duty of acting in good faith with regard to the interests of another

a company's fiduciary responsibility to investors.

Agentnoun

One empowered to act for or represent another

an author's agent.an insurance agent.

Fiduciaryadjective

Of or being a trustee or trusteeship.

Agentnoun

A means by which something is done or caused; an instrument.

Fiduciaryadjective

Held in trust.

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Agentnoun

A force or substance that causes a change

a chemical agent.an infectious agent.

Fiduciaryadjective

Of or consisting of fiat money.

Agentnoun

A representative or official of a government or administrative department of a government

an FBI agent.

Fiduciaryadjective

Of, relating to, or being a system of marking in the field of view of an optical instrument that is used as a reference point or measuring scale.

Agentnoun

A spy.

Fiduciarynoun

One, such as an agent of a principal or a company director, who has a duty of acting in good faith with regard to the interests of another.

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Agentnoun

(Linguistics) The argument that expresses the means or cause of an action or event described by a phrase or clause. The noun John is the agent in the clause John threw the ball.

Fiduciaryadjective

(legal) Relating to an entity that owes to another good faith, accountability and trust, often in the context of trusts and trustees.

a fiduciary contracta fiduciary duty

Agentverb

To act as an agent or representative for

Who will agent your next book?.

Fiduciaryadjective

Pertaining to paper money whose value depends on public confidence or securities.

Agentverb

To act as an agent or representative.

Fiduciarynoun

(legal) One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.

Agentnoun

One who exerts power, or has the power to act

Fiduciarynoun

(theology) One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an antinomian.

Agentnoun

One who acts for, or in the place of, another (the principal), by authority from him/her; someone entrusted to do the business of another

Fiduciarynoun

a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary;

it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain

Agentnoun

A person who looks for work for another person

Fiduciaryadjective

relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another);

a fiduciary contractin a fiduciary capacityfiducial power

Agentnoun

Someone who works for an intelligence agency

Agentnoun

An active power or cause or substance; something which has the power to produce an effect

Agentnoun

(computing) In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of autonomous process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.

Agentnoun

(grammar) The participant of a situation that carries out the action in this situation, e.g. "the boy" in the sentences "The boy kicked the ball" and "The ball was kicked by the boy".

Agentnoun

an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect;

their research uncovered new disease agents

Agentnoun

a substance that exerts some force or effect

Agentnoun

a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

Agentnoun

a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

Agentnoun

any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

Agentnoun

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the hapening denoted by the verb in the clause