Definition of Ensigncy

1. n. The rank or office of an ensign.



Definition of Ensigncy

1. Noun. The rank or office of an ensign. ¹

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Definition of Ensigncy

1. the rank of an ensign [n -CIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ensigncy

enshrines
enshrining
enshroud
enshrouded
enshrouding
enshrouds
enside
ensifer
ensiferous
ensiform
ensiform cartilage
ensiform leaf
ensiform process
ensign
ensigncies
ensigncy (current term)
ensigned
ensigning
ensigns
ensignship
ensignships
ensilage
ensilaged
ensilages
ensilaging
ensile
ensiled
ensiles
ensiling
ensisternum

Literary usage of Ensigncy

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1. Memoirs of the Court of England, from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of by John Heneage Jesse (1846)
"Obtains an ensigncy in the Guards at the age of 16.—His personal beauty and elegance of manner.—Pope's satirical description of his squeaking voice. ..."

2. Dictionary of American Biography, Including Men of the Time: Containing by Francis Samuel Drake (1872)
"Lond., but, inheriting a large sum of money on the death of his mother, purchased an ensigncy 60th Foot, 13 May, 1757 ; came in ..."

3. The Life and Services of General Lord Harris, G. C. B.: During His Campaigns by Stephen Rumbold Lushington (1840)
"Education of Lord Harris under the care of Mr. Bull—Character of Mr. Bull—An ensigncy in the 5th regiment is given by the Marquis of Granby to Mr. ..."

4. Memoirs of the Court of England: During the Reigns of William and Mary by John Heneage Jesse (1901)
"... Curious Instances of His Ignorance of Orthography—His Father Procures His Appointment as Page to the Duke of York — Obtains an ensigncy in the Guards at ..."

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