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Definition of Agency


  1. The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.
  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.

Agency Quotations

It is easy to romanticize poverty, to see poor people as inherently lacking agency and will. It is easy to strip them of human dignity, to reduce them to objects of pity. This has never been clearer than in the view of Africa from the American media, in which we are shown poverty and conflicts without any context.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world's premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget.
Bill Nye

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
Alexander Hamilton

War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed.
William McKinley

It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being.
George Washington
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Agency Translations

agency in Dutch is agentschap
agency in French is permanence, agence
agency in Italian is agenzia, filiale
agency in Norwegian is agentur, virksomhet
agency in Spanish is agencia, sucursal, buro
agency in Swedish is agentur
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