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Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3272.9]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 14. )

PART 4. OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM PARTICULAR TRANSACTIONS [1738 - 3273]

  ( Part 4 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 9. AGENCY [2295 - 2400]

  ( Title 9 enacted 1872. )

CHAPTER 1. Agency in General [2295 - 2357]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted 1872. )

ARTICLE 1. Definition of Agency [2295 - 2300]
  ( Article 1 enacted 1872. )

2295.
  

An agent is one who represents another, called the principal, in dealings with third persons. Such representation is called agency.

(Enacted 1872.)

2296.
  

Any person having capacity to contract may appoint an agent, and any person may be an agent.

(Enacted 1872.)

2297.
  

An agent for a particular act or transaction is called a special agent. All others are general agents.

(Enacted 1872.)

2298.
  

An agency is either actual or ostensible.

(Enacted 1872.)

2299.
  

An agency is actual when the agent is really employed by the principal.

(Enacted 1872.)

2300.
  

An agency is ostensible when the principal intentionally, or by want of ordinary care, causes a third person to believe another to be his agent who is not really employed by him.

(Enacted 1872.)

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