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captaincy

[kap-tuh n-see] /ˈkæp tən si/
noun, plural captaincies for 2.
1.
the office or rank of a captain.
2.
a district or area administered by a captain.
3.
the ability of a captain; captainship.
Origin of captaincy
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; captain + -cy
Related forms
subcaptaincy, noun, plural subcaptaincies.
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n.

1818, from captain (n.) on the model of lieutenancy or some similar word where the -c- is etymologically justified.

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