duchy


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duch·y

 (dŭch′ē)
n. pl. duch·ies
The territory ruled by a duke or duchess; a dukedom.

[Middle English duchie, from Old French duche, from Medieval Latin ducātus, from Latin dux, duc-, leader; see duke.]

duchy

(ˈdʌtʃɪ)
n, pl duchies
the territory of a duke or duchess; dukedom
[C14: from Old French duche, from duc duke]

duch•y

(ˈdʌtʃ i)

n., pl. duch•ies.
the territory ruled by a duke or duchess.
[1350–1400; Middle English duche < Middle French duche; Anglo-French, Old French duchié < Medieval Latin ducātus; Late Latin, Latin: the rank or functions of a dux; see duke, -ate3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duchy - the domain controlled by a duke or duchessduchy - the domain controlled by a duke or duchess
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
Translations
vévodství
herttuakunta
księstwo
vojvodina

duchy

[ˈdʌtʃɪ] Nducado m (territorio)

duchy

[ˈdʌtʃi] nduché m

duchy

nHerzogtum nt

duchy

[ˈdʌtʃɪ] nducato
References in classic literature ?
The average at that time in the Grand Duchy of Baden was forty-five to a young person (when alone), according to the official estimate of the home secretary for that year; the average for older people was shifty and indeterminable, for whenever a wholesome young girl came into the presence of her elders she immediately lowered their average and raised her own.
He became Treasurer of the Exchequer, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and last of all Lord Chancellor of England.
But the place was shut up by Barbara, Aurelius XV's widow, a severe and devout Princess of the House of Bolkum and Regent of the Duchy during her son's glorious minority, and after the death of her husband, cut off in the pride of his pleasures.
This new cargo was destined for the coast of the Duchy of Lucca, and consisted almost entirely of Havana cigars, sherry, and Malaga wines.
Louis XII divorced his wife, Jeanne, daughter of Louis XI, and married in 1499 Anne of Brittany, widow of Charles VIII, in order to retain the Duchy of Brittany for the crown.
would have no inclination for a war on that subject, I will answer for an arrangement, the result of which must bring greatness to Porthos and to me, and a duchy in France to you, who are already a grandee of Spain.
Other territories have been offered in exchange for the Duchy of Oldenburg," said Prince Bolkonski.
The Duke of Devenham, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, whose wife entertained for his party, and whose immense income, derived mostly from her American relations, was always at its disposal, was a person almost as important in the councils of his country as the Prime Minister himself.
For the last hundred years the daughters of the family had married nobles belonging to the provinces; consequently, this family had thrown out so many suckers throughout the duchy as to appear on nearly all the genealogical trees.
Seek, then, my lord, seek these gentlemen; and if they will consent to go with you to England, I will give to each a duchy the day that we reascend the throne, besides as much gold as would pave Whitehall.
Whilst every one was pressing round the general, who received all this homage without losing his impassibility for an instant, D'Artagnan said to Athos: "When one thinks that this duchy, this commander of the land and sea forces, all these grandeurs, in a word, have been shut up in a box six feet long and three feet wide "
So Launcelot sailed to his Duchy of Guienne with his following, and Gawaine soon followed with an army, and he beguiled Arthur to go with him.