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Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

An organization that exists for a specific purpose, usually established by and accountable to a national, regional, or local government. The word appears as part of the title of numerous...

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agency

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(commercial usage)

In commerce ‘agency’ is often used to describe a retail outlet or dealer for the goods of a particular manufacturer (e.g. a Swatch agent). The legal relationship...

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agencies

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(Bonds; USA).

Market name for federal agency issues such as Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae); Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae); Students Loan...

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agency

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

1. (sociology) A central thematic opposition with structure representing the scope for human freedom of action—versus the ways in which actions may be determined by social...

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agency

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

1 The relationship between an agent and his principal.

2 The business carried on by an agent.

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agency

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

1 (Banking; USA). Name given to foreign banks' operations in the US market that do not have branch status.

2 (USA) One of the federal agency issues. See...

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agency

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 25 words.

An organization that acts for and on the behalf of others. For instance, a construction recruitment agency would recruit staff

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Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 77 words.

In sociology and philosophy, the degree to which a *subject is able to determine the course of their own

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Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 19 words.

1 A form of action or intervention.

2 An organization or government department that provides a particular service.

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Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 19 words.

1. A form of action or intervention.

2. An organization or government department that provides a particular service.

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