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1. Any of various gold coins formerly used in certain European countries.
a. A piece of money.
b. An admission ticket.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Italian ducato, from Medieval Latin ducātus, duchy (a word used on one of the early ducats); see duchy.]
1. (Currencies) any of various former European gold or silver coins, esp those used in Italy or the Netherlands
2. (Currencies) (often plural) any coin or money
[C14: from Old French, from Old Italian ducato coin stamped with the doge's image, from duca doge, from Latin dux leader]
1. any of several gold coins formerly issued in various parts of Europe.
2. Slang. a ticket to a public performance.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < early Italian ducato < Medieval Latin ducātus duchy]