a suffix of nouns of quality, state, office, etc., many of which accompany adjectives in -acious or nouns or adjectives in -ate, as in efficacy, fallacy, etc., advocacy, primacy, etc., accuracy, delicacy, etc.

{representing Latin -ācia, -ātia, and Greek -ateia}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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