-ency

-ency

a noun suffix, equivalent to -ence:, consistency; dependency; exigency.

Origin:
-ence + -y3

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-ence or -ency
 
suffix forming nouns
indicating an action, state, condition, or quality: benevolence; residence; patience
 
[via Old French from Latin -entia, from -ēns, present participial ending]
 
-ency or -ency
 
suffix forming nouns
 
[via Old French from Latin -entia, from -ēns, present participial ending]

-ency
 
suffix forming nouns
a variant of -ence : fluency; permanency

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