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Definition of "colonelcy" [colo•nel•cy]

  • The rank or office of a colonel (noun)

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