American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The elected chief magistrate of the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The title of the chief magistrate of the old republics of Venice and Genoa. In Venice the office was established in the eighth century; the doge was chosen for life, at first by the citizens, but toward the end of the twelfth century the election was restricted to a small committee of the Great Council. The power and dignity of the doges were originally very great, but gradually became limited through the jealousy of the Venetian aristocracy. In Genoa the dignity was established in the fourteenth century; the doge was at first elected for life, but from the first part of the sixteenth century the term was restricted to two years, and the authority of the doge became more limited. The office disappeared in Venice in 1797, at the overthrow of the republic, and in Genoa in the same year, although there was a temporary restoration of it in the latter city a few years later.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa.
- n. formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
- From Venetian or Italian doge, from Latin ducem, accusative of dux ("leader, prince"). (Wiktionary)
- Italian dialectal, from Latin dux, duc-, leader, from dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A variant of duke was the medieval title doge, for the ruler of independent cities such as Genoa and”
“The Council of Ten referred to the doge as ίl vecchίo ίdίota— the old idiot—and they were so certain of his ineptitude that they never took a moment to look beyond the trembling hands and quivering chin which held steady enough when he dined alone.”
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“There are no knickknacks or tchotchkes—just that marvelous old doge looming over the fireplace.”
“Imperial officials were bound by strict rules designed to prevent disloyalty and corruption; even the doge was "expressly barred from accepting gifts of any value from a foreign agency.”
“Plebeians, patricians!" cries Simon Boccanegra, the pirate turned doge of Genoa, in a plea for peace in the great council chamber scene of Verdi's elusive opera.”
“Since then, despite union strikes at La Scala and two months out dealing with a medical crisis, Domingo has toured his doge to Milan, New York and now London, with Madrid to follow.”
“Then the forty-five were once more reduced by lot to eleven, and the eleven finally chose the forty-one who actually elected the doge”
“New regulations for the elections of the doge introduced in 1268 remained in force until the end of the republic in 1797.”
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