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The elected chief magistrate of the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
[Italian dialectal, from Latin dux, duc-, leader, from dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Historical Terms) (formerly) the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice (until 1797) and Genoa (until 1805)
[C16: via French from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin dux leader]
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the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
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