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agency

a·gen·cy

agency

 
 
pronunciation:
eI jn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: agencies
definition 1: an organization, franchise, or business that acts on behalf of others.
synonyms:
business, company, corporation, firm, institution, organization
similar words:
bureau, concern, house
definition 2: an agent's place of business.
synonyms:
home office, office
similar words:
house
definition 3: a government department that administers laws and regulations.
synonyms:
bureau, department
similar words:
institution, organization
definition 4: a means of exerting power; instrumentality.
Law is an agency of change.
synonyms:
agent, instrumentality, means, ways and means
similar words:
enactment, execution, exercise, instrument
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