What does duchy mean?

Definitions for duchyˈdʌtʃ i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duchy, dukedom(noun)

    the domain controlled by a duke or duchess


  1. duchy(Noun)

    A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.

  2. Origin: duche, from duché.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Duchy(noun)

    the territory or dominions of a duke; a dukedom

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


  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.


  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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