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A historical region and former principality in west-central Russia. Centered on Moscow, it was founded c. 1280 and existed as a separate entity until the 1500s, when it was united with another principality to form the nucleus of the early Russian empire. The name was then used for the expanded territory.
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1. (Placename) a Russian principality (13th to 16th centuries), of which Moscow was the capital
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Mus•co•vy(ˈmʌs kə vi)
1. Also called Grand Duchy of Muscovy. a principality founded c1271 and centered on Moscow: gained control over the neighboring Great Russian principalities and established the Russian Empire under the czars.
2. Archaic. Moscow.
3. Archaic. Russia.
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|Noun||1.||Muscovy - a Russian principality in the 13th to 16th centuries; Moscow was the capital|
Russia - a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917
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