- 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
Examples from the Web for conservancy
Some are built on ground leased from the Conservancy, some on that of private owners.
It is the duty of the Conservancy officials to deal with all such stakes.
As a matter of fact, if he does not do it, the Conservancy does.
Moneys paid to the Conservators to be carried to the Conservancy Fund.Boating
W. B. Woodgate
There had been an agitation throughout the whole of the Conservancy district.The Confessions of a Poacher
- (in Britain) a court or commission with jurisdiction over a river, port, area of countryside, etc
- another word for conservation (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for conservancy
1755, "commission with jurisdiction over a port or river," from Latin conservant-, present participle stem of conservare (see conserve) + -cy. Earlier was conservacy (mid-15c., Anglo-French conservacie). Meaning "official preservation of undeveloped land" dates from 1859 (first reference is to protection of bo trees in Ceylon).