Agencies
agency a"gen*cy ([=a]"jen*s[y^]), n.; pl. {Agencies} ([=a]"jen*s[i^]z). [agentia, fr. L. agens, agentis: cf. F. agence. See {Agent}.] 1. The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality. [1913 Webster]

The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

2. The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted with the concerns of another. [1913 Webster]

3. The place of business of am agent. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Action; operation; efficiency; management. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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