Agency (law)
(990 words)

1. Early modern period

Agency in its legal sense is an individual’s power under the law to carry out legally significant actions for and against another person, especially declarations of intention.

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Schmoeckel, Mathias, “Agency (law)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 26 May 2017 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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