Synonyms for agency

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ey-juhn-see
Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪ dʒən si

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Définition of agency

Origin :
  • 1650s, "active operation," from Medieval Latin agentia, noun of state from Latin agentem (nominative agens) "effective, powerful," present participle of agere (see act (n.)). Meaning "establishment where business is done for another" first recorded 1861.
  • noun organization, often business-related
  • noun power, instrumentality
Example sentences :
  • But the change had been effected among these by the agency of extreme want.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka
  • He fell to them with only a perfunctory acknowledgment of my agency in procuring them.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Perkins came to him, Perkins who had an agency in Manchester.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • What shall be done with an agency so fierce and absorbing as this?
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • There has been a 'flare-up' about money between Cashel and him, and it is said he 'll lose the agency.
  • Extract from : « Roland Cashel » by Charles James Lever
  • We have too much faith in Mr. Boyne and his agency for that.
  • Extract from : « The Million-Dollar Suitcase » by Alice MacGowan
  • But your agency is retained—regularly, year by year—by our bank.
  • Extract from : « The Million-Dollar Suitcase » by Alice MacGowan
  • If ever a poor devil was flabbergasted, it was the head of the Boyne agency at that moment.
  • Extract from : « The Million-Dollar Suitcase » by Alice MacGowan
  • It was the day I got my appointment to the agency, Mr. L'Estrange.
  • Extract from : « The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly » by Charles James Lever
  • I knew her and I also knew that she kept a servants' agency.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

Antonyms for agency

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