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Noun
/ˈājənsē/,
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agencies, plural;
  1. A business or organization established to provide a particular service, typically one that involves organizing transactions between two other parties
    • - an advertising agency
    • - aid agencies
  2. A department or body providing a specific service for a government or similar organization
    • - the Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Action or intervention, esp. such as to produce a particular effect
    • - canals carved by the agency of running water
    • - a belief in various forms of supernatural agency
  4. A thing or person that acts to produce a particular result
    • - the movies could be an agency molding the values of the public

  1. an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
  2. a business that serves other businesses
  3. the state of being in action or exerting power; "the agency of providence"; "she has free agency"
  4. representation: the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
  5. means: 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"
  6. Agencies are a type of administrative division: * Agencies of British India, which grouped the autonomous princely states * Agencies of Pakistan, the main subdivisions of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
  7. Agency is a city in Wapello County, Iowa, United States. The population was 622 at the 2000 census. It is the historic site of an Indian trading post and the grave of Chief Wapello.
  8. Agency is a concept used in philosophy and sociology to refer to the capacity of an agent to act in a world. In philosophy, the agency is considered as belonging to that agent even if that agent represents a fictitious character, or some other non-existent entity. ...
  9. In the social sciences, agency refers to the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. ...
  10. The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. It aired from September 27, 2001 until May 17, 2003, lasting two seasons. It featured unprecedented filming from the actual CIA headquarters.
  11. The Agency is an American reality series that aired on VH1 in 2007.
  12. U.S. agencies that issue bonds, such as the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Bank.
  13. (Agencies) The three main credit rating agencies are Standard & Poor's (S&P), Moody's and Fitch. They examine the financial positions of companies and countries and decide their creditworthiness (how safe it is to lend to them). The top rating is triple A (AAA). ...
  14. (Agencies) organizations established by the U.S. Government to contain and control Indian life; at this point in American history, the term was used synonymously with "reservations".
  15. Agencies in the context of this document are organisations in the executive branch of government, whether at central or local level. 'Agencies' includes contractors and other parties acting on an agency’s behalf.
  16. Agencies or consultants in the sectors of advertising, promotions, public relations, event marketing, sports marketing or sponsorship.
  17. The relationship between a person (the Principal) and another person (the Agent) who was appointed, selected, empowered, given authority by the Principal to represent the interests of the Principal in dealings with third parties and to bind the Principal to statements, warranties or contracts.
  18. One who is authorized to act for or represent another (principal), usually in business matters. Authority may be expressed or implied.
  19. An agency relationship is created when you appoint someone to act on your behalf. In so doing, the agent then becomes bound by certain fiduciary duties, which include obedience, loyalty, disclosure, confidentiality, accountability and reasonable care and diligence. ...
  20. A relationship created when one person (the principal) delegates to another (the agent) the fight to act on his or her behalf in business transactions.
  21. A relationship between two or more persons whereby one is authorized to act for another.
  22. A company that provides advertising-related services to their clients.
  23. Any relationship in which one party (agent) acts for or represents another (principal) under the authority of the latter. Agency involving real property should be in writing, such as listings, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.
  24. Any federal, state, or county government organization participating with jurisdictional responsibilities.
  25. A legal relationship in which an owner-principal engages a broker-agent in the sale of property or a buyer-principal engages a broker-agent in the purchase of property.