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1The Contract Act, 1872

( ACT NO. IX OF 1872 )

Chapter X


Appointment and Authority of Agents

Agent's authority in an emergency
189. An agent has authority, in an emergency, to do all such acts for the purpose of protecting his principal from loss as would be done by a person of ordinary prudence, in his own case, under similar circumstances.
(a) An agent for sale may have goods repaired if it be necessary.
(b) A consigns provisions to B at Chittagong, with directions to send them immediately to C at Dhaka. B may sell the provisions at Chittagong, if they will not bear the journey to Dhaka without spoiling.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Bangladesh", "Taka" and "Penal Code" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan" or "East Pakistan", "Rupees" or "Rs." and "Pakistan Penal Code" respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
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