[fawl-kuh n-ree, fal-, faw-kuh n-]
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Origin of falconry

1565–75; falcon + -ry, modeled on French fauconnerie
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  1. the art of keeping falcons and training them to return from flight to a lure or to hunt quarry
  2. the sport of causing falcons to return from flight to their trainer and to hunt quarry under his or her direction
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Word Origin and History for falconry

1570s, from French fauconnerie, from faucon (see falcon).

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