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dux

[duhks, doo ks] /dʌks, dʊks/
noun, plural duces
[doo-seez, dyoo-, doo-keys] /ˈdu siz, ˈdyu-, ˈdu keɪs/ (Show IPA),
duxes
[duhk-siz, doo k-] /ˈdʌk sɪz, ˈdʊk-/ (Show IPA)
1.
British. the pupil who is academically first in a class or school.
2.
(in the later Roman Empire) a military chief commanding the troops in a frontier province.
Origin of dux
1800-1810
1800-10; < Latin: literally, leader, noun derivative from base of dūcere to lead
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dux

/dʌks/
noun
1.
(in Scottish and certain other schools) the top pupil in a class or school
Word Origin
Latin: leader
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