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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conservancy  \Con*serv"an*cy\,  n. 
  Conservation,  as  from  injury,  defilement,  or  irregular  use 
 
  [An  act  was]  passed  in  1866,  for  vesting  in  the 
  Conservators  of  the  River  Thames  the  conservancy  of  the 
  Thames  and  Isis.  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conservancy 
  n  1:  (British)  a  commission  with  jurisdiction  over  fisheries  and 
  navigation  in  a  port  or  river 
  2:  the  preservation  and  careful  management  of  the  environment 
  and  of  natural  resources  [syn:  {conservation},  {conserving}] 




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