What does the word captaincy mean?

Usage examples for captaincy

  1. This Sergeant Bloxham, being senior of the surviving soldiers, and a very worthy man in his way, but a trifle over- zealous, had succeeded to the captaincy upon his master's disablement. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  2. Edward has got his captaincy, papa told me to tell you. – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  3. The cotillon reached brilliance, owing to the captaincy of Captain Deverax. – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett