- A person or thing that takes action or produces a particular effect.
- An organization that provides a particular service, especially one that is responsible for a government function.
- An organization that acts as a representative for another, often in commercial matters.
Late middle english: from latin agēns, agent- 'doing, acting', from the verb agere.
- The agency is responsible for enforcing the law.
- The agency provides assistance to those in need.
- The agency acted as an intermediary between the two companies.
- The agency was established to address environmental issues.
- The agency serves as a liaison between the government and the public.