(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." Bacon.

(A"gent), n.

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.

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