noun suffix

: the quality or state of being (something)

Full Definition of -ENCY

:  quality or state <despondency>

Origin of -ENCY

Middle English -encie, from Latin -entia — more at -ence
-ENCIES Defined for Kids


noun suffix -en·cy \ən-sē, ən-sē\
plural -en·cies

Definition of -ENCY for Kids

:  quality or state <inconsistency> <urgency>


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