from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to an agent or to an agency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to an agent or an agency.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to an agent or an agency.

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  • adjective of or relating to an agent or agency


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  • She had at the time of action the pertinent agential abilities or capacities.


  • We will be good Germans, and our denunciations will always be rituals instead of agential deeds.

    Stan Goff: Foray into KOS

  • The agential powers of the self-ascriber also play an important role in another non-epistemic construal of what is special about self-knowledge, the authority view.


  • These issues include: what is involved, conceptually and psychologically, in reflecting on one's attitudes considered as one's own; and what is required for avoiding self-alienation or maintaining agential integrity.


  • In practice, the nomological, statistical, counterfactual, and agential accounts tend to converge in the indeterministic case.

    The Metaphysics of Causation

  • As to probability, each of the nomological, statistical, counterfactual, and agential versions of the theory might be thought to harbor causal notions.

    The Metaphysics of Causation

  • Let us set aside the jurisdictional problem as having established the need to go beyond SDL in order to represent agential obligations.

    Deontic Logic

  • These notions are all intended to have a strong agential reading.

    Deontic Logic

  • On the face of it, the “not” s in (1) and (2) are not external to the deontic operators, as it were, nor are they directly operating on p; rather they pertain to Jane Doe's agency with respect to p. They come “between” a deontic element and an agential element, so reading OB as an amalgamation of a deontic and agential operator does not allow for the

    Deontic Logic

  • It is quite plausible to think that the first five agential operators satisfy the conditions of the traditional square and the traditional threefold classification scheme:

    Deontic Logic


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