apparent agency

Definition of "apparent agency"
  1. Is a situation in which a person gives the impression of being an agent for another person or entity, even though no official agreement exists to that effect
How to use "apparent agency" in a sentence
  1. In a case of apparent agency, the store misrepresented a contractor as their employee, causing customers to believe that the store was responsible for the contractor's actions.
  2. Due to apparent agency, the hospital was held responsible for the malpractice committed by an independent doctor who was mistakenly assumed to be a hospital employee by the patient.
  3. The dealership was found liable for damages caused by a repairman working independently but was thought to be under their employment due to apparent agency.

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