Agency

  • 1 agency — agen·cy n pl cies 1: the person or thing through which power is exerted or an end is achieved death by criminal agency W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr. 2 a: a consensual fiduciary relationship in which one party acts on behalf of and under the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 AGENCY — AGENCY, legal concept whereby the lawful acts of someone authorized by, and acting on behalf of, another are as effective as if performed by the principal; recognized in Jewish law from ancient times. A basic concept in the Talmud is that a man s …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 3 Agency — may refer to any of the following:*Agency (country subdivision) *Agency (law), the status of a person who acts for another person. *Agency (Mormonism) *Agency (philosophy), the capacity to make choices *Employment agency, a business that serves… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 Agency — Agency, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 324 Housing Units (2000): 90 Land area (2000): 8.577370 sq. miles (22.215286 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007082 sq. miles (0.018342 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.584452 sq.… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 5 Agency, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 622 Housing Units (2000): 286 Land area (2000): 0.578829 sq. miles (1.499159 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.578829 sq. miles (1.499159 sq. km) FIPS code:… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 6 Agency, MO — U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 599 Housing Units (2000): 222 Land area (2000): 1.936828 sq. miles (5.016361 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.936828 sq. miles (5.016361 sq. km) FIPS… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 7 Agency, MT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 324 Housing Units (2000): 90 Land area (2000): 8.577370 sq. miles (22.215286 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007082 sq. miles (0.018342 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.584452 sq. miles… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 8 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 agency — [n1] organization, often businessrelated bureau, company, department, firm, office; concepts 325,381,441 agency [n2] power, instrumentality action, activity, auspices, channel, efficiency, force, influence, instrument, instrumentality,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 agency — [ā′jən sē] n. pl. agencies [ML agentia < prp. of L agere, ACT1] 1. active force; action; power 2. that by which something is done; means; instrumentality 3. the business of any person, firm, etc. empowered to act for another 4. the business… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 agency — (n.) 1650s, active operation, from M.L. agentia, noun of state from L. agentem (nom. agens) effective, powerful, prp. of agere (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)). Meaning establishment where business is done for another first recorded 1861 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 agency — *mean, agent, instrumentality, instrument, medium, vehicle, channel, organ Analogous words: *cause, determinant, antecedent: operation, action, working (see corresponding verbs at ACT): activity (see corresponding adjective ACTIVE): machinery,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 agency — ► NOUN 1) an organization providing a particular service. 2) a government office or department providing a specific service. 3) action or intervention to produce a particular result …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 agency — /ay jeuhn see/, n., pl. agencies. 1. an organization, company, or bureau that provides some service for another: a welfare agency. 2. a company having a franchise to represent another. 3. a governmental bureau, or an office that represents it. 4 …

    Universalium

  • 15 agency — In context of general equities, buying or selling for the account and risk of a customer. Generally, an agent, or broker, acts as intermediary between buyer and seller, taking no financial risk personally or as a firm, and charging a commission… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 agency — A relationship between two persons, by agreement or otherwise, where one (the agent) may act on behalf of the other (the principal) and bind the principal by words and actions. Relation in which one person acts for or represents another by latter …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 agency — A relationship between two persons, by agreement or otherwise, where one (the agent) may act on behalf of the other (the principal) and bind the principal by words and actions. Relation in which one person acts for or represents another by latter …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 Agency — El topónimo Agency puede hacer referencia a varios lugares de Estados Unidos: Agency, un municipio en el estado de Dakota del Sur. Agency, un municipio en el estado de Iowa. Agency, una ciudad en el estado anterior. Agency, un municipio en el… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 19 agency — 01. She works as a salesrep for an advertising [agency]. 02. Mary went to the travel [agency] this morning to pick up her plane ticket. 03. The [agency] which administers food banks is planning to expand to create a larger organization to service …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 Agency — Der Begriff Agency bezeichnet: den US amerikanischen Geheimdienst CIA, siehe: Central Intelligence Agency mehrere Städte in den USA: Agency (Iowa) Agency (Missouri) Agency (Montana) in der Medienwissenschaft den Grad der Einflussnahme des… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia


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