archduchy

[ ahrch-duhch-ee ]
/ ˈɑrtʃˈdʌtʃ i /
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noun, plural arch·duch·ies.

the domain of an archduke or an archduchess.

Nearby words

  1. archdeacon,
  2. archdeaconry,
  3. archdiocese,
  4. archducal,
  5. archduchess,
  6. archduke,
  7. archdukedom,
  8. arche-,
  9. archean,
  10. archebanc

Origin of archduchy

1670–80; arch-1 + duchy, modeled on French archeduché (now archiduché)

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British Dictionary definitions for archduchy

archduchy

/ (ˈɑːtʃˈdʌtʃɪ) /

noun plural -duchies

the territory ruled by an archduke or archduchess
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