• WordNet 3.6
    • n captaincy the post of captain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Captaincy The rank, post, or commission of a captain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n captaincy The rank, post, or commission of a captain.
    • n captaincy In archery, a rank or prize usually awarded to the archer who makes the most hits in a shooting-match, without regard to his score, or who first hits the innermost circle or the gold.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Captaincy the rank or commission of a captain
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. capitaine—Low L. capitaneus, chief—L. caput, head.


In literature:

As you are, you serve under a miserable officer, and in time you may rise to a captaincy.
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
From the marquisate of La Roche-Guyon to a simple captaincy in his majesty's guards is quite a step, Isidor.
"The Forsaken Inn" by Anna Katharine Green
Othello consents and gives Jago a captaincy.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
They served the war out, Abner rising just before the end to a captaincy, Edward serving always as a private in the ranks.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
It can never have been vindictive, or she would have deprived him of his Captaincy.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Of the historic admirals of that navy, few had failed to reach a captaincy in their twenties.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
I've been honored with a captaincy, and we'll be in France before July Fourth, and in Berlin by Thanksgiving.
"Where the Souls of Men are Calling" by Credo Harris
This time it is a Captaincy.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
If I had remained in the good old regiment I would have been fortunate if I had got my captaincy within that period.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
During the war with Holland several efforts were made to conquer this captaincy, but without success.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
He entered the navy at an early age and in 1747 had worked his way to a post-captaincy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The Prince, their master, afterward rewarded them with the captaincies of those parts.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
I abandoned my captaincy of irregulars when the late cardinal quarrelled with Spain.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Take back your men and yourself; be content with the captaincy of the foresters of Sherwood.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Ensign Butler was promoted to a captaincy in the regiment to which he belonged.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 1 January 1848" by Various
What great deeds were rewarded to La Rochederrien by his marquisate, and this captaincy of mousquetaires.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 3 September 1848" by Various
Fifty-two years after his time a second captaincy was created in Umago, afterwards transferred to Grisignana.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
In one moment the way had straightened before her, and resolution had taken firm captaincy.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
PANTOJA, Francisco, Constable of Goa, 93: passed over for captaincy, 111.
"Rulers of India: Albuquerque" by Henry Morse Stephens
Lieutenant Coolidge was promoted to a captaincy, vice Logan, August 9, 1877, and is now stationed at Camp Pilot Butte, Wyoming.
"The Battle of the Big Hole" by G. O. Shields

In poetry:

Read that riddle, scorning pity's
Tears, of cockatrices shed:
When the heart is vowed for freedom,
Captaincy it yields to head.
"A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad" by George Meredith

In news:

The Saracens flanker marked his 50th cap in style by assuming the captaincy as Scotland faced the world's best side.
Dating to Watson's first captaincy, the PGA of American has chosen players who were moderately active on the PGA Tour and had at least one major championship victory under their belt.
Captaincy imbroglio had genesis in player revolt against coach Andy Moles in 2009 but worsened with subsequent handling.
You are in line for the Ryder Cup captaincy.
He is deserving of the US Ryder Cup captaincy in the way that those who have come before him.
Nelson irritated over Ryder Cup captaincy.
Europe Ryder Cup captaincy to be more conventional.
Nelson irritated over Ryder Cup captaincy.