from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a duke or duchy: a ducal estate.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to a duke, a duchess, or the duchy or dukedom they hold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a duke.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a duke: as, a ducal coronet.
- In ornithology, a term applied to certain large terns of the subgenus Thalasseus, as Sterna(Thalasseus) cantiaca.
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- adj. of or belonging to or suitable for a duke
He called the ducal palace that evening and got through to the chief social secretary.
Opening this, they entered a room which Casanova immediately identified as the ducal chancellery.
Gordons_, -- _not_ the _Seyton Gordons_, as she disdainfully termed the ducal branch, -- told me the story, always reminding me how superior _her_
My mother, who was as haughty as Lucifer with her descent from the Stuarts, and her right line from the _old Gordons, not the Seyton Gordons_, as she disdainfully termed the ducal branch, told me the story, always reminding me how superior _her_ Gordons were to the southern
Shang that he received extraordinary rank; just as, in very much later days, the Confucius family was the only non-Manchu to possess "ducal" rank, or, as the Japanese seem to hold in German style, "princely" rank.
In his poor lodging, 3 Rivers Street, Bath, and his reception and treatment of me there, I found something which I could call 'ducal' or higher than if he had been a duke, and still palatial.
Meanwhile, Giovanni Antonio Canal, famed as Canaletto, will feature at the Dickinson gallery in Jermyn Street with a pair of masterful Venetian views of the Piazza San Marco and its ducal palace from circa 1755 price for the pair: €4.5 million.
He wrote heartfelt petrarchan sonnets extolling his employers, and in 1551 wrote awestruck from the reconquered Pisa, while painting the ducal children: "I am continually with these most saintly sovereigns, and I rejoice in the blessed sweetness of so good and benign a prince."
When you've finished contemplating the studiolo, a secret door opens to reveal a balcony overlooking the ducal palace's hilltop command.
If Alain Ducasse's tranquil, elegant country hotel, a former ducal summer palace from the 16th century, feels more "south of France" than "Maremma," you don't much care: It is exceedingly comfortable in its own crisp, modern fashion.