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[ahrch-doo-kuh l, -dyoo-]
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  1. of or relating to an archduke or an archduchy.

Origin of archducal

1655–65; earlier archiducal < F. See archi-, ducal
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Historical Examples

  • There would still be time, perhaps, to reach Vienna before the archducal party should leave for Bosnia.

    The Secret Witness

    George Gibbs

  • And who are you, signor, that dare thus question the lady of an archducal counsellor?

  • Various opinions had been expressed of him, but his importance was Archducal, dynastic, purely accidental.

  • Your gains, lawful and unlawful, are wrested from you by the archducal counsellors, in whose hands you are mere puppets.

  • The opera-dancer was as essential to Archducal existence as the seventy-seventh quartering on the Hapsburg arms.

    Essays in Rebellion

    Henry W. Nevinson

British Dictionary definitions for archducal


  1. of or relating to an archduke, archduchess, or archduchy
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