subagency

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ agency

Noun[edit]

subagency (plural subagencies)

  1. An agency that is subordinate to, or part of, another.
    • 2008 March 9, Scott Shane, “The Unstudied Art of Interrogation”, New York Times:
      Mr. Kleinman said he envisioned a new intelligence agency or subagency devoted solely to interrogation — sponsoring research, conducting training and building a team of sophisticated interrogators with linguistic and psychological skills.