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: a board regulating fisheries and navigation in a river or port
: an organization or area designated to conserve and protect natural resources
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conservation, preservation, sustentation
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1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1
alteration of obsolete conservacy conservation, from Anglo-French conservacie, from Medieval Latin conservatia, from Latin conservare — see conserve entry 1
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: 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
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