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ˈdʌtʃ iduchy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duchy, dukedomnoun

    the domain controlled by a duke or duchess

Wiktionary

  1. duchynoun

    A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.

  2. Etymology: duche, from duché.

Wikipedia

  1. Duchy

    A duchy, also called a dukedom, is a medieval country, territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess, a ruler hierarchically second to the king or queen in Western European tradition. There once existed an important difference between "sovereign dukes" and dukes who were ordinary noblemen throughout Europe. Some historic duchies were sovereign in areas that would become part of nation-states only during the modern era, such as happened in Germany (once a federal empire) and Italy (previously a unified kingdom). In contrast, others were subordinate districts of those kingdoms that had unified either partially or completely during the medieval era, such as France, Spain, Sicily, Naples, and the Papal States.

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  1. duchy

    A duchy is a territory or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. It is typically a division of a kingdom or empire. Historically, it was a feudal territory during the medieval period in Europe, but the term is still used in some countries to denote a region associated with a particular duke or duchess.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Duchynoun

    the territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom

  2. Etymology: [F. duch, OF. duche, (assumed) LL. ducitas, fr. L. dux. See Duke.]

Wikidata

  1. Duchy

    A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. The term is used almost exclusively in Europe, where the only remaining sovereign duchy is the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Some historic duchies were sovereign in areas that would become unified realms only during the Modern era, such as Germany and Northern Italy. In contrast, others were subordinate districts of those kingdoms that unified either partially or completely during the Medieval era, such as France, Spain, Sicily, Naples and the Papal States. In England, the term is used in respect of non-territorial entities.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Duchy

    duch′i, n. the territory of a duke, a dukedom.—ns. Duch′ess, the consort or widow of a duke; Duch′y-court, the court of a duchy, esp. that of the duchy of Lancaster.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Duchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Duchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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