administrative agency


administrative agency
administrative agency n: agency (4)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

administrative agency
n.
A governmental organization that implements a particular piece of legislation, such as workers’ compensation or tax law.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


administrative agency
n. A governmental regulatory body that controls and supervises a particular activity or area of public interest and administers and enforces a particular body of law related to that activity or interest.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


administrative agency
An official governmental body empowered with the authority to direct and supervise the implementation of particular legislative acts. In addition to agency, such governmental bodies may be called commissions, corporations (e.g., FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION), boards, departments, or divisions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


administrative agency
An official governmental body empowered with the authority to direct and supervise the implementation of particular legislative acts. In addition to agency, such governmental bodies may be called commissions, corporations (e.g., federal deposit insurance corporation), boards, departments, or divisions.

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