Distinguish a special agent from a general agent

General agent:

• This is an agent who has authority to do a particular act or engage in a transaction in the ordinary course of his business trade, profession or occupation as an agent.
• His authority is based on the contract.

Special agent:

• This is an agent whose authority is limited to doing some act or representing the principal in a transaction not in the ordinary course of his business trade profession or occupation as an agent.
• The scope of his authority depends on the contract.

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