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dukedom

[dook-duh m, dyook-] /ˈduk dəm, ˈdyuk-/
noun
1.
a duchy.
2.
the office or rank of a duke.
Origin of dukedom
late Middle English
1425-1475
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at duke, -dom
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  • After her husband, Andrew, inherited the dukedom in 1950, Debo found herself in charge of seven houses in short order.

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British Dictionary definitions for dukedom

dukedom

/ˈdjuːkdəm/
noun
1.
another name for a duchy
2.
the title, rank, or position of a duke
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