Definition of 'captaincy'
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To lose one captaincy may be regarded as misfortune. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was handed the captaincy in unique circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Whether or not he will retain the captaincy of his country is in the balance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Perhaps unwittingly he had taken a significant first step on the trail that would lead to the captaincy of club and country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has played up front, in midfield and been handed the captaincy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When you look at the likely England team how many captaincy contenders are there? Times, Sunday Times (2013)He'll bring his own brand of captaincy to the team. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Something had to give and it was the one-day captaincy. The Sun (2009)He talked about his disappointment at losing the one-day captaincy and various other travails. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Dec 20 Tévez withdraws transfer request and retains captaincy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So when you added the one-day captaincy to that, it was a job too far. The Sun (2009)Split captaincy between Test and one-day cricket is an obvious way forward. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Left Northampton in 2007 after being overlooked for the club captaincy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Too much has been expected of both, of course, and in each case it was the burden of captaincy that tested that point to destruction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Rarely. captaincy is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'captaincy'
British English: captaincy NOUN
The captaincy of a team is the position of being captain.
His captaincy of the team was ended by mild eye trouble.
Definition of captaincy from the Collins English Dictionary
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