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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin extantia, exstantia.


extancy (plural extancies)

  1. (obsolete) The state of rising above others; a projection.
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Etymology 2Edit

extant +‎ -cy


extancy (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The state of being extant; existence.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for extancy in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)