sub·​agen·​cy | \ ˌsəb-ˈā-jən(t)-sē How to pronounce subagency (audio) \
variants: or sub-agency
plural subagencies or sub-agencies

Definition of subagency

1 : a subordinate agency regional subagencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation
2 : the office or function of a subagent (as in real estate) A subagency is created when one broker appoints other brokers, as subagents, to help perform client-based functions on the principal's behalf.— Thomas J. Bellairs et al.

First Known Use of subagency

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Subagency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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