- The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.
Etymology: From (term, agentia, lang=en), from (term, agens, lang=la), (term, agentis, lang=la) (cognate with French (term, agence, lang=fr), see also (term, agent)).
- The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward.
- The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one entrusted with the concerns of another.
- The place of business of an agent.
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