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conservancy

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noun con·ser·van·cy \kən-ˈsər-vən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of conservancy

  • : an organization that works to protect animals, plants, and natural resources especially by purchasing and caring for areas of land

  • : a group of officials who control and protect a river or port

Full Definition of conservancy

plural con·ser·van·cies

  1. 1 British :  a board regulating fisheries and navigation in a river or port

  2. 2 a :  conservation b :  an organization or area designated to conserve and protect natural resources

Examples of conservancy

  1. The land was recently donated to a local conservancy.

  2. raising money for the conservancy of natural resources



Origin of conservancy

alteration of obsolete conservacy conservation, from Anglo-French conservacie, from Medieval Latin conservatia, from Latin conservare


First Known Use: 1667


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