captaincy

Part of speech: noun

The position, rank, or term of office of a captain. captainship.

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Usage examples "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", R. D. Blackmore.
  2. Edward has got his captaincy, papa told me to tell you. - "John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3)", 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", Arnold Bennett.