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-ancy: A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition.It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, ora sentence with a sentence.No Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about -ancy? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of -ancy:

1. A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition.It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, ora sentence with a sentence.Note: (a) It is sometimes used emphatically

2. as, "there are women andwomen," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By arhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of theother, are connected by and

3. as, "the tediousness and process of mytravel," that is, the tedious process, etc.

4. "thy fair and outwardcharacter," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidts Shak.Lex.

5. In order to

6. used instead of the infinitival to, especiallyafter try, come, go.At least to try and teach the erring soul. Milton.

7. It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.When that I was and a little tiny boy. Shak.

8. If

9. though. See An, conj. [Obs.] Chaucer.As they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast theireggs. Bacon.And so forth, and others

10. and the rest

11. and similar things

12. and otherthings or ingredients. The abbreviation, etc. (et cetera), or &c., isusually read and so forth.

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