Definition of CY
Simple Definition of -cy
: the state of having a particular quality
: the action or practice of a particular type of person
: the state of having a particular role or rank
Full Definition of -cy
1 : action : practice <mendicancy>
2 : rank : office <chaplaincy>
3 : body : class <magistracy>
4 : state : quality <bankruptcy> —often replacing a final -t or -te of the base word <accuracy>
Origin of -cy
Middle English -cie, from Anglo-French, from Latin -tia, partly from -t- (final stem consonant) + -ia -y, partly from Greek -tia, -teia, from -t- (final stem consonant) + -ia, -eia -y
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