con·sul·tan·cy | \kən-ˈsəl-tᵊn(t)-sē \
plural consultancies

Definition of consultancy 

2 : an agency that provides consulting services The company has hired an excellent marketing consultancy.

3 : the position of a consultant The doctor was offered a consultancy at the municipal hospital.

Examples of consultancy in a Sentence

The company has hired an excellent marketing consultancy.

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And trying to create a situation where U.S. manufacturers could largely get by without foreign components would be futile, according to Sarah Fowler, an economic analyst at the Oxford Analytica consultancy. Matthew Campbell,, "In waging trade war, Trump must figure out who the enemy even is," 2 July 2018 The founder of a small web consultancy firm in Milan: Casaleggio organised the movement through Grillo’s online blog, creating a database of supporters and arranging campaign events across the country. Houston Chronicle, "Does the Democratic Party have the talent, money to carry the day?," 22 June 2018 The New York Times previously reported that the Justice Department was investigating Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that worked for President Donald Trump and other Republican candidates., "Investigators broaden focus on Facebook's role in sharing data with Cambridge Analytica," 2 July 2018 Vienna has topped the Mercer consultancy’s global quality-of-living ranking for eight straight years. Andras Gergely,, "Facebook Restores Hungarian Minister’s Anti-Migrant Video," 7 Mar. 2018 Image The petition, along with an employee email to Ms. Engelbert on Tuesday, pointed to a Times article reporting that McKinsey, a rival consultancy, had ended its work with ICE. Michael Forsythe, New York Times, "Employees Call on Deloitte to Stop Working With ICE," 12 July 2018 More than 130 politicians and candidates were murdered over the past nine months, according to Etellekt, a risk consultancy. David Agren, USA TODAY, "Mexico elects left-leaning populist as president by wide margin," 2 July 2018 Jon Wellinghoff, a former chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who now runs a private energy consultancy in Berkeley, said the plan is designed to work both ways. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Plan for 14-state power grid faces key Senate hearing on Tuesday," 15 June 2018 The cumulative costof the president's higher import taxes will be a net loss of more than 400,000 jobs, according to a new study by the Trade Partnership, a pro-trade research consultancy. David J. Lynch,, "The hidden costs of 'America First' tariffs," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of consultancy

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a company that gives professional advice to other companies for a fee : a consulting company

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