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doge

 (dōj)
n.
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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doge

(dəʊdʒ)
n
(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]
ˈdogeship n
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doge

(doʊdʒ)

n.
the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
[1540–50; < Upper Italian (Venetian) < Latin ducem, acc. of dux leader; compare duce, duke]
doge′dom, n.
doge′ship, n.
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Noun1.doge - formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoadoge - formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
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Translations

doge

[dəʊdʒ] Ndux m
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In one long row, around the great hall, were painted the portraits of the Doges of Venice (venerable fellows, with flowing white beards, for of the three hundred Senators eligible to the office, the oldest was usually chosen Doge,) and each had its complimentary inscription attached--till you came to the place that should have had Marino Faliero's picture in it, and that was blank and black--blank, except that it bore a terse inscription, saying that the conspirator had died for his crime.
At the head of the Giant's Staircase, where Marino Faliero was beheaded, and where the Doges were crowned in ancient times, two small slits in the stone wall were pointed out--two harmless, insignificant orifices that would never attract a stranger's attention--yet these were the terrible Lions' Mouths!
The Doge himself and one of the Ten stood below; I could hear their voices and sufficient of their talk to know that this was the Secret Treasury of the Republic, full of the gifts of Doges and reserves of booty called the Tithe of Venice from the spoils of military expeditions.
"Don't talk about Venice to our Doge," put in the fiddle, "or you will start him off, and he has stowed away a couple of bottles as it is-- has the prince!"
I am a Venetian noble, and I might have been a doge like any one else."
I have been in the Doge's palace and I saw several acres of very bad drawing, very bad perspective, and very incorrect proportions.
When I was in Venice before, I think I found no picture which stirred me much, but this time there were two which enticed me to the Doge's palace day after day, and kept me there hours at a time.
He demanded that they should send their Doge, or chief magistrate, accompanied by four of their senators, to FRANCE, to ask his pardon and receive his terms.
In the huge gilt Venetian lantern, spoil of some Doge's barge, that hung from the ceiling of the great, oak-panelled hall of entrance, lights were still burning from three flickering jets: thin blue petals of flame they seemed, rimmed with white fire.
"To say the truth," replied Miss Crawford, "I am something like the famous Doge at the court of Lewis XIV.; and may declare that I see no wonder in this shrubbery equal to seeing myself in it.
"One would say that he was a Doge of Venice on his way to his bridal with the sea."
This Spade-beard is a very noted captain, and it is his boast that there are no seamen and no archers in the world who can compare with those who serve the Doge Boccanegra."