[ kap-tuh n-see ]
/ ˈkæp tən si /

noun, plural cap·tain·cies for 2.

the office or rank of a captain.
a district or area administered by a captain.
the ability of a captain; captainship.

Nearby words

  1. captain of industry,
  2. captain's bed,
  3. captain's biscuit,
  4. captain's chair,
  5. captain's mast,
  6. captains courageous,
  7. captains of industry,
  8. captainship,
  9. captan,
  10. captation

Origin of captaincy

First recorded in 1810–20; captain + -cy

Related formssub·cap·tain·cy, noun, plural sub·cap·tain·cies. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for captaincy



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper