agent·​ry | \ ˈā-jən-trē How to pronounce agentry (audio) \
plural agentries

Definition of agentry

: the office, duties, or activities of an agent

Examples of agentry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For all the high stakes, agentry is at base a service job, and Paul came to it with none of the usual credentials—no law, business or even undergrad degree., 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of agentry

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agentry

agent + -ry

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“Agentry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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