- The definition of an agency is a group of people that performs some specific task, or that helps others in some way.
A business that takes care of all the details for a person planning a trip is an example of a travel agency.
agency definition by Webster's New World
- active force; action; power
- that by which something is done; means; instrumentality
- the business of any person, firm, etc. empowered to act for another
- the business office or district of such a person, firm, etc.
- an administrative division of government with specific functions
- an organization that offers a particular kind of assistance: a social agency
Origin: Midieval Latin agentia ; from present participle of Classical Latin agere, act
agency definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. a·gen·cies
- The condition of being in action; operation.
- The means or mode of acting; instrumentality.
- A business or service authorized to act for others: an employment agency.
- An administrative division of a government or international body.
Origin: Medieval Latin agentia, from Latin agēns, agent-, present participle of agere, to do; see agent.
agency - Business Definition
agency - Investment & Finance Definition
An arrangement in which a person, or agent, matches up buyers and sellers and charges a commission.
agency - Legal Definition