[doo-chey; Italian doo-che]
- a leader or dictator.
- il Duce, the leader: applied especially to Benito Mussolini as head of the fascist Italian state.
Origin of duce
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And in the medal of Gates, on the side of the head, instead of Duci provido to substitute Duci strenuo.The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876
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C20: from Italian, from Latin dux
- Il Duce (il) the title assumed by Benito Mussolini as leader of Fascist Italy (1922–43)
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Word Origin and History for duci
1923, title assumed by Benito Mussolini (1883-1945); Italian, literally "leader," from Latin ducem (see duke (n.)).
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