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Definitions of agency

  1. how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a business that serves other businesses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted with the concerns of another. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The place of business of am agent. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Operation; action; the business of one acting for another; a place where business is done for another person or firm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Action; quality of acting; office of an agent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Active power or operation; activity; instrumentality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The relation, business, or place of business, of an agent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Action; the office or business of an agent. See Act. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The exerting of power; action; the business or office of an agent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for agency

  1. But whether so or not, no agency of accident appears in the case. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. We had an idea that an unheard of agency might accomplish more than one of the famous organisations. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon