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Definition of "acy" []

  • 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. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "acy" in a sentence
  • "I hope they can pull it off, but I have serious doubts. acy Says:"
  • "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."
  • ""No confidences, Watson; for they are mighty awkward if it comes to an arrest for conspir - acy and murder.""
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