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 (do͞ok′dəm, dyo͞ok′-)
1. A duchy.
2. The office, rank, or title of a duke.


1. another name for a duchy
2. the title, rank, or position of a duke


(ˈduk dəm, ˈdyuk-)

1. a duchy.
2. the office or rank of a duke.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dukedom - the dignity or rank or position of a duke
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.dukedom - the domain controlled by a duke or duchessdukedom - 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"
hertogadæmi; hertogatign
hodnosť vojvoduvojvodstvo


[ˈdjuːkdəm] Nducado m (título)


[ˈdjuːkdəm] n
(= title) → titre m de duc
(= land) → duché m


n (= territory)Herzogtum nt; (= title)Herzogswürde f


(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 answer, because his father had the misfortune to be next heir to a Dukedom, and not to be able to prove it.
A dukedom," replied Aramis, smiling in a significant manner.
If you were heir to a dukedom and a thousand pounds a day, do you mean to say you would not wish for possession?
quoth he, "that fellow deserves either a dukedom or a hanging
These possessions--for as such they might almost certainly be reckoned--comprised the greater part of what is now known as Waldo County, in the state of Maine, and were more extensive than many a dukedom, or even a reigning prince's territory, on European soil.
Just as the once independent dukedoms of France had to fuse into a nation, so now the nations had to adapt themselves to a wider coalescence, they had to keep what was precious and possible, and concede what was obsolete and dangerous.
Princess Henry she'll have to be unless the Queen confers a dukedom on Harry.
As for what title Markle may receive, it is most likely that like Kate Middleton, she will earn a Duchess title following her marriage, provided the Queen bestows a Dukedom on Harry.
It is likely to be renamed, depending on which dukedom Harry is given on the morning of his wedding by his grandmother, The Queen.
It is likely to be renamed, depending on Harry and Meghan which dukedom Harry is given on the morning of his wedding by his grandmother the Queen.
Their dukedom also goes back in history, when it was selfgoverned.
This first major retrospective of Lavier's work outside of the francophone world takes place in the sleek, black-sheathed Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, a setting that inescapably recalls a second mouse, that of the 1959 film The Mouse that Roared, featuring the tiny dukedom of Grand Fenwick, a fictional Alpine microstate locked in its own trade wars with the United States.