Section 182 in The Indian Contract Act, 1872
Title: "Agent" and "principal" defined.
An "agent" is a person employed to do any act for another, or to represent another in dealings with third persons. The person for whom such act is done, or who is so represented, is called the "principal".
Title: Who may employ agent.
Any person who is of the age of majority according to the law to which he is subject, and who is of sound mind, may employ an agent.
Title: Who may be an agent.
As between the principal and third persons, any person may become an agent, but no person who is not of the age of majority and of sound mind can become an agent, so as to be responsible to his principal according to the provisions in that behalf herein contained.
Title: Consideration not necessary.
No consideration is necessary to create an agency.
Title: Agent's authority may be expressed or implied.
The authority of an agent may be expressed or implied1.
1. See, however, the Registration Act, 1908 (16 of 1908), s. 33; see also the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), Sch. I, Order III, rule 4.