conservancy

[ kuh n-sur-vuh n-see ]
/ kənˈsɜr vən si /

noun, plural con·serv·an·cies.

conservation of natural resources.
an association dedicated to the protection of the environment and its resources.
British. a commission regulating navigation, fisheries, etc.

Origin of conservancy

1550–60; < Medieval Latin conservantia (see conserve, -ancy); replacing conservacy < Medieval Latin conservātia; see -acy

Related forms

con·serv·ant, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for conservancy

British Dictionary definitions for conservancy

conservancy

/ (kənˈsɜːvənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

(in Britain) a court or commission with jurisdiction over a river, port, area of countryside, etc
another word for conservation (def. 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012