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 (do͞ok′dəm, dyo͞ok′-)
1. A duchy.
2. The office, rank, or title of a duke.


1. another name for a duchy
2. the title, rank, or position of a duke


(ˈduk dəm, ˈdyuk-)

1. a duchy.
2. the office or rank of a duke.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dukedom - the dignity or rank or position of a duke
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.dukedom - the domain controlled by a duke or duchessdukedom - the domain controlled by a duke or duchess
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
hertogadæmi; hertogatign
hodnosť vojvoduvojvodstvo


[ˈdjuːkdəm] Nducado m (título)


[ˈdjuːkdəm] n
(= title) → titre m de duc
(= land) → duché m


n (= territory)Herzogtum nt; (= title)Herzogswürde f


(djuːk) noun
a nobleman of the highest rank.
ducal (ˈdjuːkəl) adjective
ˈdukedom noun
the rank or territories of a duke.
References in classic literature ?
I answer, because his father had the misfortune to be next heir to a Dukedom, and not to be able to prove it.
Leave him to the Dukedom; and let you and I stick to the Diamond.
"A dukedom," replied Aramis, smiling in a significant manner.
If you were heir to a dukedom and a thousand pounds a day, do you mean to say you would not wish for possession?
"By my halidom!" quoth he, "that fellow deserves either a dukedom or a hanging!
These possessions--for as such they might almost certainly be reckoned--comprised the greater part of what is now known as Waldo County, in the state of Maine, and were more extensive than many a dukedom, or even a reigning prince's territory, on European soil.
Just as the once independent dukedoms of France had to fuse into a nation, so now the nations had to adapt themselves to a wider coalescence, they had to keep what was precious and possible, and concede what was obsolete and dangerous.
Who did Prime Minister Boris Johnson say deserved a "dukedom"?
Just like her father and uncle Harry, she may be granted the dukedom when she gets married.
Even though the Queen wanted to give Prince Edward a dukedom, he reportedly refused this title and opted to be known as the Earl of Wessex after he tied the knot with Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones.