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grand duchess

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noun
  1. the wife or widow of a grand duke.
  2. a woman who governs a grand duchy in her own right.
  3. a daughter of a czar or of a czar's son.
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Origin of grand duchess

First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for grand duchess

Historical Examples

  • "Play the dove to your daughter-in-law," quoth the Grand-duchess.

    Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess

    Henry W. Fischer

  • The grand-duchess was absent on a pilgrimage to Berdiczov, in fulfillment of a vow.

  • As he drew him forth in his promenade, he told him to prepare to be presented to the grand-duchess.

  • In any event, the Grand-Duchess happened to have for music-teacher a good-looking young German who took her fancy.

    Eden

    Edgar Saltus

  • She virtually ruled these principalities herself, and as Grand-Duchess of Tuscany she enacted the part of a queen.


British Dictionary definitions for grand duchess

grand duchess

noun
  1. the wife or a widow of a grand duke
  2. a woman who holds the rank of grand duke in her own right
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