A business that takes care of all the details for a person planning a trip is an example of a travel agency.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Central Intelligence Agency.
The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward.
A social agency.
Origin of agency
- Medieval Latin agentia from Latin agēns agent- present participle of agere to do agent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin agentia, from Latin agens (present participle of agere (“to act”)), agentis (cognate with French agence, see also agent).