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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The territory ruled by a duke or duchess; a dukedom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom. See duke, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the domain controlled by a duke or duchess

Etymologies

Middle English duchie, from Old French duche, from Medieval Latin ducātus, from Latin dux, duc-, leader; see duke.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English duche, from Anglo-Norman duché. (Wiktionary)

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