from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or dignity of a duke.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality or condition of being a duke; also, the personality of a duke.
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- noun The quality or condition of being a
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The Duke of Northumberland, for example, has nothing in particular to do with Northumberland, nor does he exercise dukeship (or leadership) over anything except his private estate.
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The duke's song, independent totally of his dukeship, charms me.
The Duke's song, independent totally of his dukeship, charms me.