ETYM agentia, from Latin agens, agentis: cf. French agence. Related to Agent.
1. A business that serves other businesses.
2. An administrative unit of government; SYN. government agency, bureau, office, authority.
3. The state of being in action or exerting power.
4. The state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
5. How a result is obtained or an end is achieved