captaincy

captaincy
noun (C, U) the position of being captain of a team, or the period during which someone is captain

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Captaincy — Cap tain*cy, n.; pl. {Captaincies}. The rank, post, or commission of a captain. Washington. [1913 Webster] {Captaincy general}, the office, power, territory, or jurisdiction of a captain general; as, the captaincy general of La Habana (Cuba and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Captaincy — A captaincy is a historical administrative division of the former Spanish and Portuguese colonial empires. Each was governed by a captain general.In the Portuguese EmpireIn the Portuguese Empire, captaincies ( capitanias , in Portuguese) were the …   Wikipedia

  • captaincy — UK [ˈkæptənsɪ] / US [ˈkæptɪnsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms captaincy : singular captaincy plural captaincies the job of being the captain of a sports team, or the time during which someone is captain McNeal will take over the… …   English dictionary

  • captaincy — [[t]kæ̱ptɪnsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft the N, poss N The captaincy of a team is the position of being captain. His captaincy of the team was ended by mild eye trouble …   English dictionary

  • captaincy — cap|tain|cy [ kæptınsi ] noun count or uncount the job of being the captain of a sports team, or the time during which someone is captain: McNeal will take over the captaincy next season …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • captaincy — captain ► NOUN 1) the person in command of a ship. 2) the pilot in command of a civil aircraft. 3) a rank of naval officer above commander and below commodore. 4) a rank of officer in the army and in the US and Canadian air forces, above… …   English terms dictionary

  • Captaincy general — Captaincy Cap tain*cy, n.; pl. {Captaincies}. The rank, post, or commission of a captain. Washington. [1913 Webster] {Captaincy general}, the office, power, territory, or jurisdiction of a captain general; as, the captaincy general of La Habana… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Captaincy General of Venezuela — The Captaincy General of Venezuela ( es. Capitanía General de Venezuela) was an administrative district of colonial Spain, created in 1777 to provide more autonomy for the provinces of Venezuela, previously under the jurisdiction of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Captaincy General of Cuba — The Captaincy General of Cuba ( es. Capitanía General de Cuba) was an administrative district of the Spanish Empire created in 1607 as part of Habsburg Spain s attempt to better defend the Caribbean against foreign powers, which also involved… …   Wikipedia

  • Captaincy General of Guatemala — Infobox Former Country native name = Capitanía General de Guatemala conventional long name = Captaincy General of Guatemala common name = Guatemala continent = North America region = Central America country = Guatemala era = Spanish Empire status …   Wikipedia

  • Captaincy General of Puerto Rico — The Captaincy General of Puerto Rico ( es. Capitanía General de Puerto Rico) was an administrative district of the Spanish Empire, created in 1580 to provide better military management of the island of Puerto Rico, previously under the direct… …   Wikipedia

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