(A*gen") adv. & prep. See Again. [Obs.]
(A"gen*cy) n.; pl. Agencies [agentia, fr. L. agens, agentis: cf. F. agence. See Agent.]
1. The faculty of acting or of exerting power; the state of being in action; action; instrumentality.
The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world.
2. The office of an agent, or factor; the relation between a principal and his agent; business of one intrusted
with the concerns of another.
3. The place of business of am agent.
Syn. Action; operation; efficiency; management.
(A"gend) n. See Agendum. [Obs.]
(||A*gen"dum) n.; pl. Agenda [L., neut. of the gerundive of agere to act.]
1. Something to be done; in the pl., a memorandum book.
2. A church service; a ritual or liturgy. [In this sense, usually Agenda.]
(Ag`e*nes"ic) a. [See Agensis.] (Physiol.) Characterized by sterility; infecund.
(||A*gen"e*sis) n. [Gr. 'a priv. + birth.] (Physiol.) Any imperfect development of the body, or
any anomaly of organization.
(||Ag`en*ne"sis) n. [Gr. 'a priv. + an engendering.] (Physiol.) Impotence; sterility.
(A"gent) a. [L. agens, agentis, p. pr. of agere to act; akin to Gr. to lead, Icel. aka to drive,
Skr. aj. &radic2.] Acting; opposed to patient, or sustaining, action. [Archaic] "The body agent."
1. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill.
2. One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of
another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
3. An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or
medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
(A*gen"tial) a. Of or pertaining to an agent or an agency. Fitzed. Hall.
(A"gent*ship) n. Agency. Beau. & Fl.
(||A*ger"a*tum) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a sort of plant; 'a priv. + old age.] (Bot.) A genus of plants,
one species of which (A. Mexicanum) has lavender- blue flowers in dense clusters.
(Ag*gen`er*a"tion) n. [L. aggenerare to beget in addition. See Generate.] The act of
producing in addition. [Obs.] T. Stanley.