Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    An agent’s principal.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A word used as a correlative to "attorney," to denote one who constitutes another his agent or invests the other with authority to act for him. It is also used in the language of politics, as a correlative to "representative," the constituents of a legislator being those whom he represents and whose interests he is to care for in public affairs; usually the electors of his district