Definition of 'agency'
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Germany has passed laws this year to extend the power of intelligence agencies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a government agency that provides protective security advice to businesses and organisations across the national infrastructure. Computing (2010)The tool provides information to the public on requests for user data or content removal that it receives from government agencies around the world. Computing (2010)It means the agency thinks the government is less secure than it was before the country voted for Brexit. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Government agencies responsible for bringing fraudsters and financial criminals to book have suffered serial criticism when long-running and expensive investigations result in no convictions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was claimed that 20 come with backing from government agencies, raising the prospect that they may actually be built. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He was hired through an agency which should have carried out background checks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Uncertainty set in last year when two credit ratings agencies downgraded the business. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is accomplished through the distribution of funds to local agency service providers. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)The venue has also worked with agencies in the area to provide local people with new skills. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But one woman has won compensation for injuries sustained while employed by a federal government agency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The actual amount of the award is determined by the agency head. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)We can give agencies draconian new powers to bug phones and computers. The Sun (2013)This is the future of the agency business. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many services that agencies provide are now regarded as commodities. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Speak to recruitment agencies in each area and see what career opportunities are available. The Sun (2014)American government agencies are studying social media postings in which news of the attack surfaced. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Ministers are likely to favour new powers for the agency. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Her aim was to make it the most exclusive agency in the business. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His overall intention is to improve the service the agency and its staff provide to the public. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Access for humanitarian agencies to all areas is essential. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So far the aid agency has operations only in rebel-held areas in the east of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Four hired agency staff get only 35 a day allowance for food and board. The Sun (2013)The union claimed that the move could be illegal because firms are not allowed to hire agency workers to replace staff taking industrial action. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The head of the agency said it was good, but that they had come up with something better. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)In 1976 he went freelance but continued his contacts and clandestine operations with the agency until he was driven out into the cold and arrested. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Intelligence agencies have noted intensified contingency planning in Saudi Arabia. Times, Sunday Times (2013)While the difficulty of this work makes specialization in agency organization most desirable, in this complex and uncertain world we learn more by being uncertain. Taking Child Abuse Seriously: Contemporary issues in child protection theory and practice (1990)Its in-house team contacts prospective clients on the creative agencies' behalf. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some organizations employ outside agencies to recruit staff for them, especially for managerial Jobs. Business Studies Basic Facts (1990)
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Translations for 'agency'
British English: agency /ˈeɪdʒənsɪ/ NOUN
An agency is a business which provides services for a person or another business.
We had to hire maids through an agency.
- American English: agency
- Arabic: وَكَالَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: agência
- Chinese: 机构
- Croatian: agencija
- Czech: agentura
- Danish: bureau
- Dutch: agentschap
- European Spanish: agencia
- Finnish: -toimisto
- French: agence
- German: Agentur
- Greek: γραφείο
- Italian: agenzia
- Japanese: 代理店
- Korean: 대행사
- Norwegian: byrå
- Polish: agencja
- European Portuguese: agência
- Romanian: agenție
- Russian: агентство
- Spanish: agencia
- Swedish: agentur
- Thai: บริษัทตัวแทน
- Turkish: ajans
- Ukrainian: агентство
- Vietnamese: đại lý
Definition of agency from the Collins English Dictionary
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