consultancy

[kuhn-suhl-tn-see]
noun, plural consultancies.
1.
the state of being a consultant; the position of a consultant: a consultancy with a government agency.
2.
a person or firm that provides consulting advice or services.
3.
consultation ( defs 1, 2 ).

Origin:
consult + -ancy

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consultant (kənˈsʌltənt)
 
n
1.  a.  a senior physician, esp a specialist, who is asked to confirm a diagnosis or treatment or to provide an opinion
 b.  a physician or surgeon holding the highest appointment in a particular branch of medicine or surgery in a hospital
2.  a specialist who gives expert advice or information
3.  a person who asks advice in a consultation
 
con'sultancy
 
n

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The consultancy did not respond to requests for more information for this article.
Management consultancy has long been a money-making machine.
Consultancy situations as they relate to these mandates and the resulting teacher consultant model are identified.
Now the consultancy has released its first revision of that landmark study, and the news is not comforting.
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