conservancy

[ kuh n-sur-vuh n-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF conservancy
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSERVANCY

Some are built on ground leased from the Conservancy, some on that of private owners.

It is the duty of the Conservancy officials to deal with all such stakes.

As a matter of fact, if he does not do it, the Conservancy does.

Moneys paid to the Conservators to be carried to the Conservancy Fund.

There had been an agitation throughout the whole of the Conservancy district.

The Senator, however, was against it on conservancy grounds, and asked us what we thought of the population of Pisa.

I am no advocate of 'conservancy,' but would rather see the immediate utilisation of the excreta.

Night fell and the Englishman became aware that the conservancy of Jodhpur might be vastly improved.

The conservancy of an estuary of any river is accomplished by utilizing these natural forces.

So the conservancy of the Hweiho is a very urgent question of China to-day.

WORD ORIGIN

1755, "commission with jurisdiction over a port or river," from Latin conservant-, present participle stem of conservare (see conserve) + -cy. Earlier was conservacy (mid-15c., Anglo-French conservacie). Meaning "official preservation of undeveloped land" dates from 1859 (first reference is to protection of bo trees in Ceylon).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONSERVANCY

conservation

nounpreservation
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