Captaincy general
Captaincy Cap"tain*cy, n.; pl. {Captaincies}. The rank, post, or commission of a captain. --Washington. [1913 Webster]

{Captaincy general}, the office, power, territory, or jurisdiction of a captain general; as, the captaincy general of La Habana (Cuba and its islands). [1913 Webster]


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