[ doo-kuh l, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu kəl, ˈdyu- /


of or relating to a duke or dukedom.

Origin of ducal

First recorded in 1485–95, ducal is from the Late Latin word ducālis of a leader. See duke, -al1

Related forms

un·du·cal, adjective
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/ (ˈdjuːkəl) /


of or relating to a duke or duchy

Derived Forms

ducally, adverb

Word Origin for ducal

C16: from French, from Late Latin ducālis of a leader, from dux leader
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