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 (ärch-do͞o′kəl, -dyo͞o′-)
Of or having to do with an archduke or an archduchy.

[French archiducal, from archiduc, archduke; see archduke.]


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to an archduke, archduchess, or archduchy


(ˈɑrtʃˈdu kəl, -ˈdyu-)

of or pertaining to an archduke or an archduchy.
[1655–65; < French archiducal]
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Adj.1.archducal - belonging to or befitting an archduke or his archduchyarchducal - belonging to or befitting an archduke or his archduchy
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The investment of the Maximilian faction therefore directly supported archducal policy, while the costs of the annuities were paid with urban taxes.
In recent years, the Albertina has seen the founding of the Photographic Collection in 1999, the restoration of the Ceremonial Rooms from 2002 to 2007, and their adornment with the precious, original archducal furniture by Josef Danhauser, so the addition of these two private collections means a further significant step in the successful repositioning of this historic museum.
Modern visitors to Cheanbery, the old capital of Savoy, won't find Marlborough's fellow captain Prince Eugene in the archducal chateau.