administrative agency


administrative agency
A governmental body charged with administering and implementing particular legislation. Examples are worker's compensation commissions, Federal Trade Commission, Hastings Mfg. Co. v. Federal Trade Commission, C.C.A.6th, 153 F.2d 253, certiorari denied 328 U.S. 853, 66 S.Ct. 1344, 90 L.Ed. 1626; tax commissions, First State Bank of Mountainair v. State Tax Commission, 40 N.M. 319, 59 P.2d 667; public service commissions, New York Cent. R. Co. v. Public Service Commission, 212 Ind. 329, 7 N.E.2d 957; and the like.
In addition to "agency", such governmental bodies may be called commissions, corporations (e.g. F.D.I.C.), boards, departments, or divisions. The term "agency" includes any department, independent establishment, commission, administration, authority, board or bureau of the United States or any corporation in which the United States has a proprietary interest, unless the context shows that such term was intended to be used in a more limited sense. 18 U.S.C.A. No. 1

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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