grand duke
noun Date: 1609 1. the sovereign duke of any of various European states 2. a male descendant of a Russian czar in the male line

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  • grand duke — grand ducal, adj. 1. the sovereign of a territory called a grand duchy, ranking next below a king. 2. a son of a czar or of a czar s son. [1685 95] * * * ▪ European peerage feminine  grand duchess,  also called (in Russia)  grand prince  and… …   Universalium

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  • grand duke — n. 1. the sovereign ruler of a grand duchy, ranking just below a king 2. in czarist Russia, a prince of the royal family …   English World dictionary

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  • grand duke — noun a) Ruler or monarch of a grand duchy. b) Son or grandson of a czar (emperor) of the Russian Empire. (A more literal translation of the Russian would be grand prince .) …   Wiktionary

  • grand duke — noun 1》 a prince or nobleman ruling over a territory in certain European countries. 2》 historical a son (or son s son) of a Russian tsar. Derivatives grand duchy noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • grand duke — /græn ˈdjuk/ (say gran dyoohk) noun 1. the sovereign of a territory called a grand duchy, ranking next below a king. 2. a son of a tsar or of a tsar s son …   Australian English dictionary

  • grand duke — n. nobleman or prince who rules a territory; Russian noble, son or grandson of a Russan tsar; uncle or nephew of a Russian noble …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grand-duke — n. 1. Sovereign prince. 2. (Zool.) Great horned owl (Bubo maximus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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