archduke

[ ahrch-dook, -dyook ]
/ ˈɑrtʃˈduk, -ˈdyuk /

noun

a title of the sovereign princes of the former ruling house of Austria.

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Origin of archduke

1520–30; earlier archeduke < French archeduc (now archiduc). See arch-1, duke
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British Dictionary definitions for archduke

archduke
/ (ˈɑːtʃˈdjuːk) /

noun

a chief duke, esp (since 1453) a prince of the Austrian imperial dynasty
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