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  • A suffix signifying dominion, jurisdiction.

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  • suffix no longer productive A termination denoting jurisdiction, or a district over which government is exercised.

Etymologies

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From Middle English -ricke (also -riche), from Old English -rīċe ("-ric"), from rīċe ("realm, domain, jurisdiction"), from Proto-Germanic *rīkijan (“realm, power”). Cognate with Dutch -rijk, German -reich. More at riche.

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