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 (ärch-do͞ok′, -dyo͞ok′)
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.


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


(ˈɑrtʃˈduk, -ˈdyuk)

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)


[ˈɑːtʃˈdjuːk] Narchiduque m


[ˈɑːtʃˈdjuːk] narciduca m
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Monsieur the Archduke has more than once sought his
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.
Almost one in four (22%) of those questioned did not know that it was the Austrian Archduke who was assassinated in the summer of 1914, an act widely seen as sparking the outbreak of war.
Monkspath Rotary Club welcomed HRH Marcos Hapsburg, Archduke of Austria, to its regular Tuesday night meeting at the Forest Hotel, in Dorridge.
Mercury Prize winners Franz Ferdinand took their name from Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose murder in 1914 triggered World War I.
Archduke Ferdinand will be reappearing after a lacklustre performance in the Tote Ebor Handicap at York, where he finished 20th of the 22 runners.
She also discussed with Archduchess Herta Margarete and Archduke Sandor von Habsburg ways of boosting cooperation between BFA and the Association for the Furtherance of Peace by playing friendlies and holding a training camp for the national women team in the forthcoming period of time.