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1. One who commands, leads, or guides others, especially:
a. The officer in command of a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.
b. A precinct commander in a police or fire department, usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief.
c. The designated leader of a team or crew in sports.
a. A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above first lieutenant and below major.
b. A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above commander and below rear admiral.
c. One who holds the rank of captain.
3. A figure in the forefront; a leader: a captain of industry.
4. One who supervises or directs the work of others, especially:
a. A district official for a political party.
b. A restaurant employee who is in charge of the waiters and usually attends to table seating.
c. A bell captain.
tr.v. cap·tained, cap·tain·ing, cap·tains
To act as captain of; command or direct: captained the football team.

[Middle English capitain, from Old French, from Late Latin capitāneus, chief, from Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

cap′tain·cy, cap′tain·ship′ n.
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Noun1.captaincy - the post of captain
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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رِئاسَه، قِيادَه
funkcia kapitána


[ˈkæptənsɪ] Ncapitanía f
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nBefehligung f, → Befehl m; (Sport) → Führung f; to get the captaincy (Sport) → zum Mannschaftskapitän ernannt werden; under his captaincymit ihm als Kapitän
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(ˈkӕptən) noun
1. the commander of a ship, an aircraft, or a group of soldiers.
2. (abbreviated to Capt. , when written in titles) the leader of a team or club.
to be captain of (something non-military). John captained the football team last year.
ˈcaptaincy noun
the job of captain. the captaincy of the team.
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They were indeed admirably received by Mazarin, who paid them numerous compliments, and announced that they were more than half on their way to obtain what they desired, namely, D'Artagnan his captaincy, Porthos his barony.
Berg, who had obtained his captaincy during the campaign, had gained the confidence of his superiors by his promptitude and accuracy and had arranged his money matters very satisfactorily.
He was cashiered from the Russian army, in which he held a captaincy. There was a scandal for a time, but after a while it was partially forgotten, and my father obtained a position for him in the secret service.
But indeed this White Company is a rough band, and may take some handling ere you find yourself safe in your captaincy."
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Rooney might have led by example on the pitch at times, but he was given the captaincy as his influence began to wane, and it was debatable whether a player who had such an open flirtation with leaving the club on at least two occasions should have been handed such an honour.
SHARJAH -- Former cricket stalwart Rameez Raja has recounted old memories of Pakistan bagging the victory title under Prime Minister Imran Khan's captaincy. Talking about Pakistan Super League shifting focus to Sharjah's 'iconic stadium', Raja shared a nostalgic tweet in which he expressed his feeling about 'Pakistan's great story under Imran' at the same venue.
While speaking to media in Multan, when one of the reporters asked Akram what his position was on Shahid Afridi's comments where he said that Sarfraz should leave Test captaincy and focus only on one-day internationals and T20s, Akram said, "I have been hearing about this for the last month or two.