- archduke ► NOUN 1) a chief duke. 2) historical a son of the Emperor of Austria.DERIVATIVES archducal adjective archduchy noun.
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Archduchy — Arch duch y, n. The territory of an archduke or archduchess. Ash. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
archduchy — [ärch′duch΄ē] n. pl. archduchies [Fr archiduché: see ARCH & DUCHY] the territory ruled by an archduke or archduchess … English World dictionary
archduchy — noun a) The territority (principality) of an archduke b) The archduchies Austria and Brabant (as well as its rival Gelre) claimed this rare, primordial vassalitic rank as the successors to the former Carolingian kingdom and first archduchy… … Wiktionary
archduchy — noun Etymology: French archiduché, from Middle French archeduché, from arche arch + duché duchy Date: 1530 the territory of an archduke or archduchess … New Collegiate Dictionary
archduchy — /ahrch duch ee/, n., pl. archduchies. the domain of an archduke or an archduchess. [1670 80; ARCH 1 + DUCHY, modeled on F archeduché (now archiduché)] * * * … Universalium
archduchy — n. Archdukedom … New dictionary of synonyms
archduchy — arch·duchy … English syllables
archduchy — arch•duch•y [[t]ˈɑrtʃˈdʌtʃ i[/t]] n. pl. duch•ies gov the domain of an archduke or an archduchess • Etymology: 1670–80 … From formal English to slang
archduchy — /atʃˈdʌtʃi/ (say ahch duchee) noun (plural archduchies) the territory of an archduke or an archduchess … Australian English dictionary
archduchy — noun the domain controlled by an archduke or archduchess • Hypernyms: ↑domain, ↑demesne, ↑land … Useful english dictionary