coagency

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

co- +‎ agency

Noun[edit]

coagency ‎(plural coagencies)

  1. Agency in common; joint agency.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      If indeed by the force of Matthew's example, by persuasion or by additional and more mysterious influences, or by an inward coagency, compatible with the existence of a personal will, James should be led to repent; if through admiration and love of this great goodness gradually assimilating his mind to the mind of his benefactor, he should in his own person become a grateful and dutiful child — then doubtless the mother would be wholly satisfied!

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.