[doo-kuh l, dyoo-]
- of or relating to a duke or dukedom.
Origin of ducal
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Examples from the Web for ducal
He took careful aim in the direction of the ducal tent, and loosed the quarrel.
And he waved a hand in the direction of the doors leading to the ducal chamber.
And the colored marbles of the ducal palace fairly palpitate.The Lure of the Mask
That wasn't exactly the wording used by a ducal lord on Gram.Space Viking
Henry Beam Piper
It is some of the ducal family, and one of their young Etonians.Our Village
Mary Russell Mitford
- of or relating to a duke or duchy
C16: from French, from Late Latin ducālis of a leader, from dux leader
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Word Origin and History for ducal
late 15c., from Middle French ducal (15c.), from Late Latin ducalis, from Latin dux (genitive ducis); see duke (n.).
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