AGENT AND PATIENT
\ˈe͡ɪd͡ʒənt and pˈe͡ɪʃənt], \ˈeɪdʒənt and pˈeɪʃənt], \ˈeɪ_dʒ_ə_n_t a_n_d p_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n_t]\
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By Henry Campbell Black
This phrase is used to indicate the state of a person who is required to do a thing, and is at the same time the person to wbom it is done; as, when a man is indebted to another, and he appoints him his executor, the latter is required to pay the debt in his capacity of executor, and entitled to receive it in his own right, he is then agent and patient. Termes de la ley.
By John Bouvier