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
Examples of conservancy
The land was recently donated to a local conservancy.
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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