archduchy

archduchy
noun Etymology: French archiduché, from Middle French archeduché, from arche- arch- + duché duchy Date: 1530 the territory of an archduke or archduchess

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  • Archduchy — Arch duch y, n. The territory of an archduke or archduchess. Ash. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • archduchy — [ärch′duch΄ē] n. pl. archduchies [Fr archiduché: see ARCH & DUCHY] the territory ruled by an archduke or archduchess …   English World dictionary

  • archduchy — noun a) The territority (principality) of an archduke b) The archduchies Austria and Brabant (as well as its rival Gelre) claimed this rare, primordial vassalitic rank as the successors to the former Carolingian kingdom and first archduchy… …   Wiktionary

  • archduchy — archduke ► NOUN 1) a chief duke. 2) historical a son of the Emperor of Austria. DERIVATIVES archducal adjective archduchy noun …   English terms dictionary

  • archduchy — /ahrch duch ee/, n., pl. archduchies. the domain of an archduke or an archduchess. [1670 80; ARCH 1 + DUCHY, modeled on F archeduché (now archiduché)] * * * …   Universalium

  • archduchy — n. Archdukedom …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • archduchy — arch·duchy …   English syllables

  • archduchy — arch•duch•y [[t]ˈɑrtʃˈdʌtʃ i[/t]] n. pl. duch•ies gov the domain of an archduke or an archduchess • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • archduchy — /atʃˈdʌtʃi/ (say ahch duchee) noun (plural archduchies) the territory of an archduke or an archduchess …   Australian English dictionary

  • archduchy — noun the domain controlled by an archduke or archduchess • Hypernyms: ↑domain, ↑demesne, ↑land …   Useful english dictionary

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