from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or having to do with an archduke or an archduchy.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to an archduke or archduchy
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- adj. Of or pertaining to an archduke or archduchy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to an archduke or an archduchy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. belonging to or befitting an archduke or his archduchy
These various cries of the assailants, contradicting each other, showed their irresolution; while Richard, his foot still on the archducal banner, glared round him with an eye that seemed to seek an enemy, and from which the angry nobles shrunk appalled, as from the threatened grasp of a lion.
There were unpleasant scenes in the baroque antechambers of Vienna; archducal potentates lost their tempers; and Maximilian, after a hot exchange with Archduke Rainer, the President of the Council ofMinisters, quitted the city in disgust.
The asking of it diminished somewhat from that ducal, grand-ducal, quasi-archducal, almost Godlike superiority which he had assumed, and showed the curiosity of a mere man.
The archducal court, however, failed to follow imperial orders.
The archducal court did not wish to enforce the agreement because they used the Uskoks as a defense system for their Croatian territories and for the purpose of curbing Venetian demands on land and sea.
This would be the signal for the withdrawal of the archducal protection from the pirates, who then, exposed to the vengeance of all whom they had plundered, must inevitably succumb in the unequal conflict that would ensue.
Strasolda's hopes of obtaining her father's liberation through the intervention of the archducal counsellors, the high-spirited maiden resolved to execute a plan she had herself devised, and which, although in the highest degree rash and hazardous, might still succeed if favoured by circumstances and conducted with skill and decision.
The inconvenience and interruption to the trade of Fiume occasioned by these blockades, usually induced the archducal government to institute a pretended investigation into the conduct of the Uzcoques, or at least to promise the Venetians some reparation -- a mockery of satisfaction with which the latter, in their then state of decline and weakness, were fain to content themselves.
He had little doubt of accomplishing the object of his expedition with ease and safety; for a Venetian Fleet was already blockading the channel of Segna, and the archducal city of Fiume, where several of the Uzcoque barks were undergoing repairs.
They accordingly delayed, by every possible pretext, giving an answer to the archducal ambassador, doing their utmost meanwhile to find out the real quality of the prisoners.