archduke


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arch·duke

 (ärch-do͞ok′, -dyo͞ok′)
n.
1. In certain royal families, especially that of imperial Austria, a nobleman having a rank equivalent to that of a sovereign prince.
2. Used as a title for such a nobleman.

[Obsolete French archeduc : arche-, arch- (from Old French; see arch-1) + duc, duke (from Old French; see duke).]

arch·duke′dom n.

archduke

(ˈɑːtʃˈdjuːk)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a chief duke, esp (since 1453) a prince of the Austrian imperial dynasty

arch•duke

(ˈɑrtʃˈduk, -ˈdyuk)

n.
a title of the sovereign princes of the former ruling house of Austria.
[1520–30; < French archeduc (now archiduc). See arch-1, duke]
arch′duke′dom, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archduke - a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austriaarchduke - a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria
prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
Translations

archduke

[ˈɑːtʃˈdjuːk] Narchiduque m

archduke

[ˈɑːtʃˈdjuːk] narciduca m
References in classic literature ?
Monsieur the Archduke has more than once sought his gant * in my hose."
He bent towards his neighbor, the Abbé of Saint Geneviéve, and said to him in a low tone,--"Fine ambassadors monsieur the archduke sends here, to announce to us Madame Marguerite!"
A member of the Hofkriegsrath from Vienna had come to Kutuzov the day before with proposals and demands for him to join up with the army of the Archduke Ferdinand and Mack, and Kutuzov, not considering this junction advisable, meant, among other arguments in support of his view, to show the Austrian general the wretched state in which the troops arrived from Russia.
Art thou, perchance, tramping barefoot over the Riphaean mountains, instead of being seated on a bench like an archduke on the tranquil stream of this pleasant river, from which in a short space we shall come out upon the broad sea?
Indeed, the preceding year, the royal houses of Holland, Austria, and England had concluded a treaty of alliance at the Hague, with the intention of plucking the crown of Spain from the head of Philip V, and placing it on that of an archduke to whom they prematurely gave the title of Charles III.
I was sent there to intercept a correspondence between Chalais and the archduke, and even then, when I was discovered I was nearly torn to pieces.
He dragged you through an Arkansas post-oak swamp, let you dry for a moment on the alkali plains of his Idaho ranch, then whirled you into the society of Viennese archdukes. Anon he would be telling you of a cold he acquired in a Chicago lake breeze and how old Escamila cured it in Buenos Ayres with a hot infusion of the chuchula weed.
According to Douglas, the archduke's cousin Sisi, Empress of Austria, visited many times, arriving on his private yacht.
The Archduke is a descendant of one of the most famous royal dynasties, the House of Habsburg, which ruled the Austro-Hungarian empire, at the time one of Europe's major powers in the late 19th Century.
Archduke Charles was heroic, Ludwig von Benedek of Koniggratz was tragic, but Conrad von Hotzendorf approached disaster before and during World War I.
Archduke Von Habsburg conferred two commemorative medals on the Premier's representatives.
Shaikh Khalifa bin Rashid Al-Khalifa and Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al-Khalifa were received on arrival at the venue of the ceremony by Archduke SEindor Von Habsburg and his wife Archduchess Herta Margarete and senior members of the Habsburg Family.