Definitions

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  • n. Power or command over a district; chieftainship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Power, or command, over a certain district; chieftainship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The power or command over a certain district; chieftainship.

Etymologies

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Compare French capitainerie.

Examples

  • These they raised in salute and through the portal strode a dwarf huge as Rador, dressed as he and carrying only the poniard that was the badge of office of Muria's captainry.

    The Moon Pool

  • -- "M. le Prince de Conti has established a captainry of eleven leagues around Ile-Adam and where everybody is vexed at it."

    The Ancient Regime

  • These they raised in salute and through the portal strode a dwarf huge as Rador, dressed as he and carrying only the poniard that was the badge of office of Muria’s captainry.

    The Moon Pool

  • Villers-Cotterets, he has revived the captainry; there are more than sixty places for sale on account of these princely annoyances.] [Footnote 1355: The old peasants with whom I once have talked still had

    The Ancient Regime

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