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captaincy ‎(plural captaincies)

  1. The rank or status of a captain.
  2. The jurisdiction of a captain.


  • 1828 Juan van Halen - Narrative of Don Juan Van Halen's Imprisonment in the Dungeons of the Inquistion at Madrid
    He obtains a captaincy in the Catalonian army
  • 1859 Garcilaso de la Vega, Christóbel de Acuña, Clements Robert Markham - Expeditions Into the Valley of the Amazons
    The territory bathed by this river belongs to the captaincy of Benito Maciel the father.