Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The territory ruled by a duke or duchess; a dukedom.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom. See duke, 3.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the domain controlled by a duke or duchess

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English duchie, from Old French duche, from Medieval Latin ducātus, from Latin dux, duc-, leader; see duke.]

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Middle English duche, from Anglo-Norman duché.

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