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agency a government department that works on special projects, provides specific services to the government, or makes sure laws and rules are obeyed. [1/3 definitions]
bureau a department in a government. [2/3 definitions]
commissioner the head of a government department. [1/2 definitions]
DMV the government office of each state that issues drivers' licenses and makes driving regulations. DMV is an abbreviation for Department of Motor Vehicles.
escalator a set of stairs that moves by means of a belt drive. An escalator carries people between floors of large buildings, such as department stores, airports, or train stations.
inspector an officer in a police or fire department. [1/2 definitions]
minister (often capitalized) a person who is the head of a government department. [1/4 definitions]
police a department of a town, city, or state government that has the power to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and keep order. [2/3 definitions]
post office a department or branch of a government responsible for handling mail. [1/2 definitions]
secretary (often capitalized) an official who is the head of a government department. [1/3 definitions]
service a government department. [1/9 definitions]
treasury (capitalized) the government department responsible for public money. [1/2 definitions]
USDA the government agency responsible for regulations on the safety of food. USDA is an abbreviation for the United States Department of Agriculture.