American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A duchy.
- n. The office, rank, or title of a duke.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The jurisdiction, territory, or possessions of a duke.
- n. The rank or quality of a duke.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The territory of a duke.
- n. The title or dignity of a duke.
- n. the dignity or rank or position of a duke
- n. the domain controlled by a duke or duchess
- duke + -dom. (Wiktionary)
“When the Duke dies, she is absent, and Lussurioso’s only comment about her is that she is “suspected foully bent;/I'll begin dukedom with her banishment (5. 1.173-174).”
“A dukedom is a sizable burden, even for a young man reared to bear it.”
“Our master, the grand duke, prays for the throne of the grand dukedom, which is your property, (p. 094) having no other title but your protection, your investiture, and your iarlikh.”
“By the time William, son of Robert the Devil and Arlette of Falaise, appeared on the scene, the dukedom was a power in the world, and William was able to dare his great enterprise.”
“The dukedom is a medieval title that goes back to the Stuarts.”
“A dukedom is the highest rank in the British peerage.”
“King Ferdinand even gave him an absurd operetta "dukedom," calling him Duke of Brontë, and Nelson, already an English peer, afterward signed his letters with the extravagant hybrid title "Nelson and Brontë.”
“Keep a sharp lookout upon the widow, therefore, and within the twelvemonth you will catch her tripping -- and then the dukedom is your own. ”
“They have sworn to slay her if she will not do their will, and give up to them all her rights in this fair dukedom which is hers. ”
“It is expected that the Queen will bestow give new titles – probably a dukedom – on her grandson and his bride.”
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