Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Agencies"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Agency \A"gen*cy\, n.; pl. {Agencies}. [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.

The superintendence and agency of Providence in the
natural world. --Woodward.

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.

3. The place of business of am agent.

Syn: Action; operation; efficiency; management.

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