A"gen*cy (#), n.; pl. Agencies (#). [agentia, fr. L. agens, agentis: cf. F. agence. See Agent.]
The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.
The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world.
The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted with the concerns of another.
The place of business of an agent.
Syn. -- Action; operation; efficiency; management.
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