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colonelcy

[kur-nl-see] /ˈkɜr nl si/
noun
1.
the rank, position, or status of a colonel.
Also, colonelship.
Origin of colonelcy
1790-1800
1790-1800; colonel + -cy
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  • Although largely self-educated, he soon proved his capacity for leadership and won a lieutenant-colonelcy in the dragoons.
  • He had been given an offer of a colonelcy, but he didn't want it.

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