-ancy


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-ancy

suff.
Condition or quality: buoyancy.

[Latin -antia and -entia; see -ance.]

-ancy

suffix forming nouns
a variant of -ance, used to indicate condition or quality: expectancy; poignancy; malignancy.

-ancy

a combination of -ance and -y, used to form nouns denoting state or quality: brilliancy.
[< Latin -antia=-ant- -ant + -ia -y3]