noun suffix

Definition of -acy

  1. :  state :  quality accuracy adequacy —replacing final -ate of the base adjective

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Origin and Etymology of -acy

Middle English -acie, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Medieval Latin -ācia, -ātia, going back to Late Latin, from Latin -ātus 2-ate, 3-ate + -ia -ia

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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