from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rank or office of a colonel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office, rank, or commission of a colonel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office, rank, or commission of a colonel.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • He purchased by-and-by what we should now call the colonelcy of a cavalry regiment, but was ill-pleased with the system which had transformed

    A History of French Literature Short Histories of the Literatures of the World: II.

  • Despite his claims to impartiality, the colonel indulged Captain Charles Lewis, brother of Andrew Lewis, who had helped get him his colonelcy.

    George Washington’s First War

  • The commander, Colonel George Wright, who had been promoted to the colonelcy of the regiment upon its organization the previous year, had seen much active duty since his graduation over thirty years before, serving with credit in the Florida and Mexican wars.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • He had suggested my name, I was told, to Governor Blair, when the Governor was in search of an officer of the regular army to appoint to the colonelcy of the Second Michigan Cavalry, but his recommendation must have been mainly based on the favorable opinions he had heard expressed by General Halleck and by some of the officers of his staff, rather than from any personal knowledge of my capacity.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • I was always kindly received by the General, and one day he asked me if I would be willing to accept the colonelcy of a certain Ohio regiment if he secured the appointment.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • At the breaking out of the war he immediately tendered his services to the Government, and soon rose to the colonelcy of the Thirty-Third Ohio Volunteers, and afterward to the rank of brigadier-general.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • The Count de Grinche (for so her fellow-passenger was called) was quite as candid as the pretty widow had been, and stated that he was a captain in the regiment of Nivernois; that he was going to Paris to buy a colonelcy, which his relatives, the Duke de Bouillon, the

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Stellenbosch, an honorary lieutenant-colonelcy and a brace of medals from the South African Police, honorary citizenship of

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There is Webb, who was of their regiment: he did well to exchange his company in the Coldstreams for the lieutenant-colonelcy of the thirty-second.

    The Virginians

  • Blandy, who succeeded poor dear Sir Rawdon Crawley — I saw his dear boy was gazetted to a lieutenant-colonelcy in the Guards last week — Sir Peregrine, who was one of the Prince of

    The Newcomes


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