agential

agential

[ey-jen-shuhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to an agent or agency.
2.
Grammar, agentive.

Origin:
1870–75; agent + -ial

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agent (ˈeɪdʒənt)
 
n
1.  a person who acts on behalf of another person, group, business, government, etc; representative
2.  a person or thing that acts or has the power to act
3.  a phenomenon, substance, or organism that exerts some force or effect: a chemical agent
4.  the means by which something occurs or is achieved; instrument: wind is an agent of plant pollination
5.  a person representing a business concern, esp a travelling salesman
6.  (Brit) short for estate agent
7.  short for secret agent
 
[C15: from Latin agent-, noun use of the present participle of agere to do]
 
agential
 
adj

agentive or grammar agential (ˈeɪdʒəntɪv, eɪˈdʒɛnʃəl)
 
adj
1.  (in some inflected languages) denoting a case of nouns, etc, indicating the agent described by the verb
2.  (of a speech element) indicating agency: ``-er'' in ``worker'' is an agentive suffix
 
n
3.  a.  the agentive case
 b.  a word or element in the agentive case
 
agential or grammar agential
 
adj
 
n

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