independent agency

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n independent agency an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
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Usage

In literature:

He desired to represent Christianity as an entirely spiritual religion, independent of external, material agencies.
"Introduction to Robert Browning" by Hiram Corson
Beautiful music has been produced, independent of human agency, with and without the aid of visible instruments.
"The United States in the Light of Prophecy" by Uriah Smith
That agency exercised the powers of war and peace, raised an army, created a navy, and finally adopted the Declaration of Independence.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
Independent federal agencies also began to attack racial discrimination.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Under its agency the lesser states were schooled deliberately in independence of Austria and in reliance upon Prussian leadership.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Independent workers must also be discovered and supplied by the Society's agency.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
Yet the organisation was formed by a multitude of independent agencies without any concerted plan.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
A European agency was independently covering the Mallorca cottage in the same manner.
"Gone Fishing" by James H. Schmitz
These had been delivered independently of the agency of Ben Halse, who on this occasion had held out firmly against the tempting offer.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
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In news:

The independent agencies, based in Richmond and Roanoke, Va.
This marks the first time that the Family Independence Agency (FIA) has released the numbers.
Local independent rental agency accommodates stranded citizens by offering affordable transportation options.
Independent agencies' growth bears fruit .
Catania said that over the next few weeks he will also seek to end Gandhi 's oversight of the Office of Integrity and Oversight, which conducts audits, and turn it into an independent agency.
Stan Gartman owns an independent insurance agency in Vancleave but has a story to share that transcends the insurance industry.
California's Environmental Protection Agency tested 25 different nail products with an independent laboratory more than half of which came with toxin-free labels.
"These problems are not primarily of NASA 's doing, but the agency could craft a better response to the uncertainty," wrote the report's authors, a group of 12 independent experts led by Albert Carnesale, former chancellor at UCLA.
Yes, this independent agency of the federal government has reported losses—billion-dollar losses—in recent years.
The United States Postal Service (USPS), also known as the Post Office and US Mail, is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for providing postal service in the United States.
Is an independent digital agency that creates marketing services to help major brands grow businesses in competitive markets.
New forecasts by the International Energy Agency predict the US may achieve energy independence by 2017.
Legislation introduced in Congress on March 29, 2001, would subject expensive and controversial Army Corps of Engineers' projects to an independent review panel, a move aimed at restoring credibility to the battered agency.
The agency, which supports independent living among seniors, is seeking voter approval of Issue 56, a five-year, 1.3-mill senior-services levy that will appear on the Nov 6 ballot.
BOSTON The Castle Group, an independent public relations and events management agency, said it has made several significant hires and promotions in recent weeks.
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In science:

It is important to emphasize that antineutrino-based monitoring need not depend on operator declarations the detector can be kept under the control of the safeguards agency, providing a wholly independent measurement of reactor status.
Monitoring the Thermal Power of Nuclear Reactors with a Prototype Cubic Meter Antineutrino Detector
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