dukedom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dukedom the domain controlled by a duke or duchess
    • n dukedom the dignity or rank or position of a duke
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dukedom The territory of a duke.
    • Dukedom The title or dignity of a duke.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dukedom The jurisdiction, territory, or possessions of a duke.
    • n dukedom The rank or quality of a duke.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dukedom the title, rank, or territories of a duke
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “My library was dukedom large enough.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. duc—L. dux, ducis, a leader—ducĕre, to lead.

Usage

In literature:

His dukedom, the longest on record, lasted till 1457.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
At the time when John made himself king, young Arthur was only twelve years old, and he was living safely in his own dukedom of Brittany.
"Stories from English History" by Hilda T. Skae
And that is why I do not want a dukedom in your kingdom.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
On the western banks of the Rhine, between that river and the Meuse, there was the dukedom of Lorraine.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
I have not forgotten that this is the day selected for the investiture of the prince royal with the dukedom of Courland.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
It was not unnatural that he should heap dukedoms and pensions and orders upon them.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
You wouldn't think Crocker was heir to a dukedom.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
The eldest of them, Robert, his successor in the dukedom, added the privilege of a fair and a weekly market at Cheux.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
That Mrs. Hawley-Crowles might ever aspire to the purchase of a decrepit dukedom had never entered her thought.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The dukedom offered him by George II., whose ill-will his fine tact had overcome, was refused.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
But even in a patriarchal Grand Dukedom the spirit of modern unrest seems to have penetrated.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
So she conferred upon me the dukedom of San Antonio, and sent me the patent with a most affectionate letter.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Married H. R. H. Princess Louise, 1871; succeeded to dukedom, 1900.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
In 1850 his father died, and he succeeded to the dukedom.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
In 1822 the dukedom was revived in connexion with that of Buckingham.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
They're advancing by kingdoms, grand dukedoms, dukedoms and principalities.
"The Guns of Europe" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The dukedom, however, I could have.
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
Doellstedt, a fine village in the dukedom of Gotha, had suffered severely.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
Salic law or no Salic law, the dukedoms were hers, and should stay.
"The Evolution of an Empire" by Mary Parmele
It afterwards became a dukedom of the German Empire.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
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In news:

Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg , heir to the grand dukedom, and Countess Stephanie more.
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