noun (plural -cies) Date: 1598 1. archaic an interval of leisure 2. physical or mental inactivity or relaxation ; idleness 3. a. a vacating of an office, post, or piece of property b. the time such office or property is vacant 4. a vacant office, post, or tenancy 5. empty space ; void; specifically an unoccupied site for an atom or ion in a crystal 6. the state of being vacant ; vacuity

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