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1. The wife or widow of an archduke.
2. A woman, especially an Austrian princess, holding an archduchy in her own right.
3. Used as a title for such a noblewoman.

[French archiduchesse, feminine of archiduc, archduke; see archduke.]


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the wife or widow of an archduke
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (since 1453) a princess of the Austrian imperial family, esp a daughter of the Austrian emperor


(ˈɑrtʃˈdʌtʃ ɪs)

1. the wife of an archduke.
2. a princess of the Austrian imperial family.
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Noun1.archduchess - a wife or widow of an archduke or a princess of the former ruling house of Austria
princess - a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)
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