captaincy

[kap-tuh n-see]

Origin of captaincy

First recorded in 1810–20; captain + -cy
Related formssub·cap·tain·cy, noun, plural sub·cap·tain·cies.
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Word Origin and History for captaincy
n.

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

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