Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Management; the act of managing, in any sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Management; manner of using; conduct; direction.
  • noun Husbandry; economy; frugality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun management; manner of using; conduct; direction
  • noun husbandry; economy; frugality

Etymologies

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Compare Old French menagerie, mesnagerie. See manage and compare menagerie.

Examples

  • But this "doing the work of an evangelist" is that which few men care for or delight in; only their power and authority, in a new kind of managery, many would willingly possess themselves of.

    Pneumatologia

  • A managery lion running around teh middlol ub teh earf…

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  • Mind you my managery pointy head was pleased with my grasp of the issues and current concerns with regard to timing between now and May 1 go live, and also with my understanding of the relationshpis between dependencies ...

    November 14th, 2005

  • I met up with my managery pointy head this afternoon about meeting notes and me getting my head around the project status, and direction.

    November 14th, 2005

  • Thersites the buffoon or Sisyphus the whoremaster or Batrachus the bawd speaking or doing anything, so praise the artificial managery of the poet, adapting the expressions to the persons, as withal to look on the discourses and actions so expressed as odious and abominable.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Virtue; for by a right managery of other things she makes them all beneficial and advantageous.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • SOW thy art in honesty, and lose not thy virtue by the bad managery of it.

    Christian Morals

  • Christ requires among them, it would undoubtedly prevail with them so to manage themselves in their differences, by mutual forbearance and condescension in love, as not to contract the guilt of being disturbers or breakers of it; for suppose the minds of any of them to be invincibly prepossessed with the principles wherein they differ from others, yet all who are sincere in their profession cannot but rejoice to be directed unto such a managery of them as to be preserved from the guilt of dissolving the unity appointed by Christ to be observed.

    A Discourse concerning Evangelical Love, Church Peace, and Unity

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