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conservancy

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

: 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

plural con·ser·van·cies

Full Definition of CONSERVANCY

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