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duce

[ doo-chey; Italian doo-che ]

noun

, plural du·ces, du·ci [doo, -chee].
  1. a leader or dictator.
  2. il Duce [eel , doo, -chey, eel , doo, -che]. the leader: applied especially to Benito Mussolini as head of the fascist Italian state.


duce

1

/ ˈduːtʃɪ; ˈduːtʃe /

noun

  1. leader


Duce

2

/ ˈduːtʃe /

noun

  1. Il Duce
    the title assumed by Benito Mussolini as leader of Fascist Italy (1922–43)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of duce1

First recorded in 1920–25; from Italian, from Medieval Latin dux (genitive ducis ), Latin: “leader”; duke, dux
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Word History and Origins

Origin of duce1

C20: from Italian, from Latin dux
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Example Sentences

Banners with “Muslims go home” and “Long Live Il Duce,” in a reference to Benito Mussolini, lie crumpled along the streets.

With the muscular charisma of a Caesar, “Il Duce” appealed to a fractured country with a weak economy.

Quin dir Eumenides monstraque Tartari His longe duce te finibus exulant.

Conspectus Crustaceorum in orbis terrarum circumnavigatione, C. Wilkes duce, collectorum.

At another time, the discourse running upon politics, a mercer (no small man, I can assure you) wonderd what a duce we would have.

Syphax amicitiam Romanorum se accipere adnuit, sed fidem nec dare nec accipere, nisi cum ipso coram duce Romano, voluit.

Rmnrum s accipere adnuit, sed fidem nec dare nec accipere, nisi cum ips cram duce Rmn, voluit.95 Scpi igitur in fricam tricit.

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