[kuh n-sur-vuh n-see] /kənˈsɜr vən si/
noun, plural conservancies.
of natural resources.
an association dedicated to the protection of the environment and its resources.
British. a commission regulating navigation, fisheries, etc.
noun (pl) -cies
(in Britain) a court or commission with jurisdiction over a river, port, area of countryside, etc
another word for conservation (sense 2)
1755, “commission with jurisdiction over a port or river,” from Latin conservant-, present participle stem of conservare (see conserve) + -cy. Earlier was conservacy (mid-15c., Anglo-French conservacie). Meaning “official preservation of undeveloped land” dates from 1859 (first reference is to protection of bo trees in Ceylon).
[kon-ser-vey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn sərˈveɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation: conservation of wildlife; conservation of human rights. 2. official supervision of rivers, forests, and other natural resources in order to preserve and protect them through prudent management. 3. a district, river, forest, etc., under such supervision. […]
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