Webster 1913 Edition
agentia, fr. L.
agentis: cf. F.
The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.
The superintendence and
agencyof Providence in the natural world.
The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted with the concerns of another.
The place of business of an agent.
Syn. – Action; operation; efficiency; management.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The quality of moving or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; operation; instrumentality; as, the agency of providence in the natural world.
2.The office of an agent, or factor; business of an agent entrusted with the concerns of another; as, the principal pays the charges of agency.