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grand duchy

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noun
  1. a territory ruled by a grand duke or grand duchess.

Origin of grand duchy

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for grand duchy

Historical Examples

  • Its capital is Arlon, which lies near the borders of the grand-duchy.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 2

    Various

  • Go to Veldenz, the capital of the grand-duchy of Zweibrucken-Veldenz.

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    Maurice Leblanc

  • He drove, without stopping, to the grand-duchy, which he reached at two o'clock.

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    Maurice Leblanc

  • There is a Belgian province of Luxemburg , until 1839 part of the grand-duchy.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • He was responsible for the policy which threatened to involve the grand-duchy of Hesse in the fate of the Electorate in 1866.


British Dictionary definitions for grand duchy

grand duchy

noun
  1. the territory, state, or principality of a grand duke or grand duchess
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