the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
Origin of doge1
1540–50;Related formsdoge·dom, noundoge·ship, noun
< Upper Italian
) < Latin ducem,
accusative of dux
leader; cf. duce
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Historical Examples of dogeship
The Dogeship was abolished, and the Master of the soldiers appointed head of the State for a term of one year.
Thus was constituted the Dogeship of Venice which, save for a short interruption of six years, endured for eleven centuries.
British Dictionary definitions for dogeship
Derived Formsdogeship, noun
(formerly) the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice (until 1797) and Genoa (until 1805)
Word Origin for doge
C16: via French from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin dux leader
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Word Origin and History for dogeship
"chief magistrate of Venice or Genoa," 1540s, from Venetian dialect doge, from Latin ducem, accusative of dux "leader" (see duke (n.)).
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