Definitions for dogedoʊdʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
Category: Western History
Origin of doge:
1540–50; < Upper It (Venetian) < L ducem, acc. of dux leader; cf. duce , duke
formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
The chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa.
Origin: From or doge, from ducem, accusative of dux.
the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
Doge is a Venetian word that descends from the Latin dux, meaning "leader", especially in a military context. The wife of a Doge is styled a Dogaressa. The title of Doge was used for the elected chief of state in a number of Italian "crowned republics". The two best known such republics were Venice and Genoa, which rivalled each other, and the other regional great powers, by building their historical city-states into maritime, commercial, and territorial mini-empires. Other Italian republics to have Doges were Amalfi and the small town of Senarica. In several writings of Theodor Herzl, founder of Zionism, he proposed that the future Jewish State take the title of "Doge" for its Head of State - but this was not taken up by the actual Israel.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name of the chief magistrate of Venice and Genoa, elected at first annually and then for life in Venice, with, in course of time, powers more and more limited, and at length little more than a figure-head; the office ceased with the fall of the republic in 1797, as it did in Genoa in 1804.
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