What does -ancy mean?

-ancy in AZ Dictionary

(s) Condition or quality: buoyancy.
(s) an ailment or quality
A suffix expressing more strongly than -ance the notion of quality or condition.
today's expansion of -ance, in replica of the original Latin -ant-i-a, as well as perhaps additionally of -acy: see -ance and -cy, and cf. -ence, -ency. Both forms seldom vary in effect.

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  • Cross Reference for "-ancy"
    • -ance
  • Form for "-ancy"
    • benignancy, bibliomancy, consultancy, dependancy, chiromancy
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