: state : quality
replacing final -ate of the base adjective

Word History


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

Dictionary Entries Near -acy

Cite this Entry

“-acy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-acy. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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