ducal


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du·cal

 (do͞o′kəl, dyo͞o′-)
adj.
Of or relating to a duke or duchy: a ducal estate.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin ducālis, from Latin dux, duc-, leader; see duke.]

du′cal·ly adv.

ducal

(ˈdjuːkəl)
adj
of or relating to a duke or duchy
[C16: from French, from Late Latin ducālis of a leader, from dux leader]
ˈducally adv

du•cal

(ˈdu kəl, ˈdyu-)

adj.
of or pertaining to a duke or dukedom.
[1485–95; < Late Latin ducālis of a leader. See duke, -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ducal - of or belonging to or suitable for a duke; "ducal palace"
Translations
دوقي
vévodský
hertug-hertugelig
hertoga-; hertogadæmis-
vojvodský
düke ait

ducal

[ˈdjuːkəl] ADJducal

ducal

adjherzoglich; ducal palaceHerzogspalast m

duke

(djuːk) noun
a nobleman of the highest rank.
ducal (ˈdjuːkəl) adjective
ˈdukedom noun
the rank or territories of a duke.
References in classic literature ?
I took advice, but the best brick-a-brackers were divided as to the wisest course to pursue; some said pack the collection and warehouse it; others said try to get it into the Grand Ducal Museum at Mannheim for safe keeping.
The hotel itself, standing on the street, was old, and built on a grand scale; it had been the home of a French ducal family in the time of Louis XIV.
Lady Muriel Carey was a younger daughter of a ducal house, which had more than once intermarried with Royalty.
Large fat private double letter, sealed with ducal coronet.
The good wine which Musqueton had placed before them traced out in glowing drops to D'Artagnan a fine perspective, shining with quadruples and pistoles, and showed to Porthos a blue ribbon and a ducal mantle; they were, in fact, asleep on the table when the servants came to light them to their bed.
Being a well-bred man he had not (like another recent ducal visitor) come to the dinner in a shooting-jacket; but his evening clothes were so shabby and baggy, and he wore them with such an air of their being homespun, that (with his stooping way of sitting, and the vast beard spreading over his shirt-front) he hardly gave the appearance of being in dinner attire.
Today we have idled through a wonder of a garden attached to a ducal estate--but enough of description is enough, I judge.
The two gentlemen, after having agreed on this point, talked over the wild freaks of the duke, convinced that France would be served in a very incomplete manner, as regarded both spirit and practice, in the ensuing expedition; and having summed up the ducal policy under the one word vanity, they set forward, in obedience rather to their will than destiny.
She wasn't going to put up with such a life and, having just come out of some ducal family, she bullied de Barral in a very lofty fashion.
The Knight obeyed; and Prince John placed upon its point a coronet of green satin, having around its edge a circlet of gold, the upper edge of which was relieved by arrow-points and hearts placed interchangeably, like the strawberry leaves and balls upon a ducal crown.
Every one who stayed at Stogdon House had to make this expedition to Lincoln in obedience to Lady Otway's conception of the right way to entertain her guests, which she had imbibed from reading in fashionable papers of the behavior of Christmas parties in ducal houses.
She was led before his grace, and the doctor putting a finger carelessly on the ducal heart, which for convenience sake was reached by a little trapdoor in his diamond shirt, had begun to say mechanically, "Cold, qui--," when he stopped abruptly.