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  1. a noun suffix, equivalent to -ence: consistency; dependency; exigency.
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Origin of -ency

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British Dictionary definitions for -ency


suffix forming nouns
  1. a variant of -ence fluency; permanency
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Word Origin and History for -ency

word-forming element denoting quality or state, from Latin -entia. Derivatively identical with -ence.

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