Agency


Agency

Agency may refer to any of the following:

*Agency (country subdivision)
*Agency (law), the status of a person who acts for another person.
*Agency (Mormonism)
*Agency (philosophy), the capacity to make choices
*Employment agency, a business that serves as a representative, acting on behalf of another
*Free agency, availability status of a rostered player on a team or franchise.
*Government agency, a department of a local or national government responsible for the oversight and administration of a specific function
*International agency, an inter-governmental body
*News agency
*Moral agency, capacity for making moral judgments.
*Structure and agency, ability of an actor to organize future situations and resource distribution.
*"Agency", a 1980 film starring Lee Majors

Organizations
* The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is colloquially called "the Agency".
* The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (when context allows this abbreviation without ambiguity; official term for internal use)
* The Agency, the former name of the fictional secret government organization in the video game series, "Syphon Filter". Now called the International Presidential Consulting Agency.
* The 4film Agency film producer of movies IndustryPlaces:
*Agency, Iowa, USA
*Agency, Missouri, USA
*Agency, Montana, USA
*Agency Township, Iowa, USA
*Agency Township, Kansas, USA
*Agency Township, Missouri, USA
*Agency Township, South Dakota, USA

See also:
*Agent


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  • AGENCY — AGENCY, legal concept whereby the lawful acts of someone authorized by, and acting on behalf of, another are as effective as if performed by the principal; recognized in Jewish law from ancient times. A basic concept in the Talmud is that a man s …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Agency — Agency, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 324 Housing Units (2000): 90 Land area (2000): 8.577370 sq. miles (22.215286 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007082 sq. miles (0.018342 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.584452 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Agency, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 622 Housing Units (2000): 286 Land area (2000): 0.578829 sq. miles (1.499159 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.578829 sq. miles (1.499159 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Agency, MO — U.S. village in Missouri Population (2000): 599 Housing Units (2000): 222 Land area (2000): 1.936828 sq. miles (5.016361 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.936828 sq. miles (5.016361 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Agency, MT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 324 Housing Units (2000): 90 Land area (2000): 8.577370 sq. miles (22.215286 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007082 sq. miles (0.018342 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.584452 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • agency — a gen*cy ([=a] jen*s[y^]), n.; pl. {Agencies} ([=a] jen*s[i^]z). [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. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agency — [n1] organization, often businessrelated bureau, company, department, firm, office; concepts 325,381,441 agency [n2] power, instrumentality action, activity, auspices, channel, efficiency, force, influence, instrument, instrumentality,… …   New thesaurus

  • agency — [ā′jən sē] n. pl. agencies [ML agentia < prp. of L agere, ACT1] 1. active force; action; power 2. that by which something is done; means; instrumentality 3. the business of any person, firm, etc. empowered to act for another 4. the business… …   English World dictionary

  • agency — (n.) 1650s, active operation, from M.L. agentia, noun of state from L. agentem (nom. agens) effective, powerful, prp. of agere (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)). Meaning establishment where business is done for another first recorded 1861 …   Etymology dictionary


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