conservancy

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

Definition of conservancy

plural

conservancies

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

  2. 2a :  conservationb :  an organization or area designated to conserve and protect natural resources

Examples of conservancy in a Sentence

  1. The land was recently donated to a local conservancy.

  2. raising money for the conservancy of natural resources

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Origin and Etymology of conservancy

alteration of obsolete conservacy conservation, from Anglo-French conservacie, from Medieval Latin conservatia, from Latin conservare —see conserve


CONSERVANCY Defined for English Language Learners

conservancy

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Definition of conservancy for English Language Learners

  • : 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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