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An agency is an organization which acts on behalf of others. There are commercial agencies, and government agencies.[1] defines 'agency': "an organization, company, or bureau that provides some service for another: a welfare agency".[2] Actors, models, authors, sportspeople all have agents or agencies.

Bureau[change | change source]

A bureau is agency within an agency. For example:

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In the United States, government agencies include the United States Department of Homeland Security, which has the job of protecting U.S. citizens; the United States Department of Education, which sets certain rules for how U.S. schools are to be run; and the United States Department of the Treasury, which helps keep track of the nation's money supply.

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  1. The use of 'Agency' for a government organisation is an American usage. In Britain the word is mostly used for commercial agencies.
  2. "the definition of agency".