Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A suffix of Latin or Greek origin, forming nouns of quality, state, condition, office, etc., from nouns in -ate (which becomes -ac-, the suffix being -ate changed to -ac-, + -y), as in primacy, curacy, advocacy, piracy, etc., or from adjectives in -acious, as in fallacy.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • I hope they can pull it off, but I have serious doubts. acy Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » A Viable Alternative to Nationalization?

  • A 1971 series by the Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow called "Photosculptures" (close-ups of stretched chewing gum) is only the most obvious leg acy of their thinking.

    What the Camera Wrought

  • "No confidences, Watson; for they are mighty awkward if it comes to an arrest for conspir - acy and murder."

    Chennai

  • The head of S.anford Financial Group had been granted conditional bail Thursday by U.S. Magistrate Frances S.acy in Houston.

    U.S. Says Financier Could Flee

  • The head of S.anford Financial Group, who is being held on charges he orchestrated a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, had been granted conditional bail Thursday by U.S. Magistrate Frances S.acy in Houston.

    Stanford Bail Reviewed

  • The shoulder rats and head bats come from four's latest piece lune-acy.

    The four Yip Fashion Blender à la Alpha Auer...

  • The shoulder rats and head bats come from four's latest piece lune-acy.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • I think there is a gulf of difference between how the Brits think about privacy (you even say it differently – priv (as in prim) acy) and how North Americans do.

    NSFW: Halloween in San Francisco and the gathering clouds of a location-based privacy storm

  • S. O'BRIEN: S.acy, you know, I would imagine that the word relief doesn't even come close.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2005

  • It was the creation of a $20-million student achieve-ment fund, which will recognize those schools that are achieving the improvement targets they are setting in grade-three reading, by providing to every elementary principal whose school meets or exceeds its student liter-acy goals in grade three, $5,000 that they and the student council can continue to invest in improved learning in their school.

    The Ontario Budget

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.