Definition for A'GEN-CY

A'GEN-CY, n. [L. agens. See Act.]

  1. The quality of moving or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; operation; instrumentality; as, the agency of providence in the natural world.
  2. The office of an agent, or factor; business of an agent intrusted with the concerns of another; as, the principal pays the charges of agency.

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