con·​sul·​tan·​cy kən-ˈsəl-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce consultancy (audio)
plural consultancies
: the act or an instance of consulting : consultation
Imagine finding out that you were about to have four children. For Amanda Rogers, that is exactly what she was told during a consultancy in the early part of her pregnancy.Michael Sheils McNamee
: an agency that provides consulting services
The company has hired an excellent marketing consultancy.
: the services provided by a consultancy or a consultant
Grants of £500 will also be made available for business support or consultancy [=consultation] for property owners seeking specialist advice on bringing their building back into commercial use.Sean Doherty and Andy Robinson
chiefly British : the position of a consultant
The doctor was offered a consultancy at the municipal hospital.
She left her position with the company to move into consultancy [=consulting].

Examples of consultancy in a Sentence

The company has hired an excellent marketing consultancy.
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Word History


see consult entry 1

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of consultancy was in 1909

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“Consultancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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