from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to a grand duke or a grand duchy: as, a grand-ducal court; grand-ducal finances.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to a grand duke.
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- adjective Of or relating to a
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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 name of Fanny Lear may sound familiar to some readers because it was given to an American adventuress in Russia by a grand-ducal admirer.
There are a _Kurhaus_, built in 1853, and a park of 15 acres; also a grand-ducal castle, refitted in 1887-1888.
In place of the tortuous plan and picturesque inconvenience of the antique capitals, it offers a predetermined and courteous radiation of broad streets from the grand-ducal palace, much like the fan of avenues that spreads away from the Capitol building.
Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and remained at the head of the grand-ducal government until 1867, when he became plenipotentiary for the two
The executive consists of four departments of state -- those of the interior, of foreign affairs and of the grand-ducal house, of finance, and of justice, ecclesiastical affairs and education.
The circumstances of his nomination and its acceptance by the grand-ducal Government of Hesse marked a defeat for the Josephist bureaucracy which for twenty-five years had tyrannized over the Church in all the small states of the ecclesiastical province of the Upper Rhine.
In 1890 he was made grand-ducal privy councillor, and held the office of pro-rector of the university for the period 1890-1.
Jurisprudence (1803), he settled at Frankfort as an advocate, later being appointed, by Primate Prince Dalberg, counsel of the municipal court (1806), counselor for the high schools and studies, and director of the grand-ducal lyceum (1812).
In view of the frankness and the acritude with which he assailed the grand-ducal government and the Austrians, it is surprising that he escaped the dungeon to which so many other Italian patriots of the time were condemned.