a) The rank or status of a captain.
b) The jurisdiction of a captain.

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  • captaincy — UK [ˈkæptənsɪ] / US [ˈkæptɪnsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms captaincy : singular captaincy plural captaincies the job of being the captain of a sports team, or the time during which someone is captain McNeal will take over the… …   English dictionary

  • captaincy — [[t]kæ̱ptɪnsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft the N, poss N The captaincy of a team is the position of being captain. His captaincy of the team was ended by mild eye trouble …   English dictionary

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  • captaincy — captain ► NOUN 1) the person in command of a ship. 2) the pilot in command of a civil aircraft. 3) a rank of naval officer above commander and below commodore. 4) a rank of officer in the army and in the US and Canadian air forces, above… …   English terms dictionary

  • captaincy — noun see captain I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • captaincy — /kap teuhn see/, n., pl. captaincies for 2. 1. the office or rank of a captain. 2. a district or area administered by a captain. 3. the ability of a captain; captainship. [1810 20; CAPTAIN + CY] * * * …   Universalium

  • captaincy — cap|tain|cy [ˈkæptınsi] n plural captaincies [U and C] the position of being captain of a team, or the period during which someone is captain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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