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Noun: agency  ey-jun(t)-see
  1. An administrative unit of government
    "the Central Intelligence Agency";
    - federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authority
     
  2. A business or organization that provides a particular service, especially the mediation of transactions between two parties
     
  3. The state of being in action or exerting power
    "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency"
     
  4. The state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
    - representation, delegacy
     
  5. Thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
    "an example is the best agency of instruction";
    - means, way

Derived forms: agencies

Type of: action, activeness, activity, administrative body, administrative unit, business, business concern, business organisation [Brit], business organization, concern, effectuation, implementation, state

Encyclopedia: Agency, Mississippi