conservancy
noun (plural -cies) Etymology: alteration of obsolete conservacy conservation, from Anglo-French conservacie, from Medieval Latin conservatia, from Latin conservare Date: 1667 1. British a board regulating fisheries and navigation in a river or port 2. a. conservation b. an organization or area designated to conserve and protect natural resources

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  • Conservancy — Con*serv an*cy, n. Conservation, as from injury, defilement, or irregular use. [1913 Webster] [An act was] passed in 1866, for vesting in the Conservators of the River Thames the conservancy of the Thames and Isis. Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conservancy — 1755, commission with jurisdiction over a port or river, from L. conservant , prp. stem of conservare (see CONSERVE (Cf. conserve)) + CY (Cf. cy). Earlier was conservacy (mid 15c., Anglo Fr. conservacie). Meaning official preservation of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • conservancy — [kən sʉr′vən sē] n. 1. conservation of natural resources 2. Brit. a commission authorized to supervise a forest, river, or port 3. an organization dedicated to the protection of natural resources, historical buildings, etc …   English World dictionary

  • conservancy — [[t]kənsɜ͟ː(r)vənsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N n Conservancy is used in the names of organizations that work to preserve and protect the environment. ...the Nature Conservancy Council. Syn: conservation …   English dictionary

  • conservancy — UK [kənˈsɜː(r)v(ə)nsɪ] / US [kənˈsɜrv(ə)nsɪ] noun [singular] Word forms conservancy : singular conservancy plural conservancies British an organization that is in charge of protecting an area of land or water from damage …   English dictionary

  • conservancy — n. (pl. ies) 1 Brit. a commission etc. controlling a port, river, etc. (Thames Conservancy). 2 a body concerned with the preservation of natural resources (Nature Conservancy). 3 conservation; official preservation (of forests etc.). Etymology:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • conservancy — con|ser|van|cy [kənˈsə:vənsi US ə:r ] n formal 1.) [singular] a group of officials who control and protect an area of land, a river etc ▪ the Thames Conservancy 2.) [U] the protection of natural things such as animals, plants, forests etc =… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conservancy — noun (U) BrE 1 a group of officials who control and protect an area of land, a river etc: the Thames Conservancy 2 the protection of natural things such as animals, plants, forests etc; conservation (1) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • conservancy — konservavimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Kultūros ar gamtos paveldo objekto vertingąsias savybes naikinančių ar žalojančių veiksnių poveikio sustabdymas ir autentiškumo požymių sutvirtinimas atliekant tyrimais pagrįstus …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • conservancy — konservavimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Produkto, gaminio, statinio specialus apdorojimas, saugantis jį nuo gedimo, irimo. atitikmenys: angl. conservancy; conservation; preservation vok. Konservation, f; konservieren… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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