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duchy

[ duhch-ee ]

noun

, plural duch·ies.
  1. the territory ruled by a duke or duchess.


duchy

/ ˈdʌtʃɪ /

noun

  1. the territory of a duke or duchess; dukedom


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Word History and Origins

Origin of duchy1

1350–1400; Middle English duche < Middle French duche; Anglo-French, Old French duchié < Medieval Latin ducātus; Late Latin, Latin: the rank or functions of a dux; duke, -ate 3
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Word History and Origins

Origin of duchy1

C14: from Old French duche, from duc duke
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Example Sentences

The Queen also receives income from the Queen’s Privy Purse, the profits of a private estate known as the Duchy of Lancaster, which covers over 18,000 hectares of land and dates back to 1399.

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The family’s income was further supplemented by personal funds from the Queen’s private estate, the Duchy of Lancaster, and Prince Charles’s estate, the Duchy of Cornwall, as well as the Royal Collection of art.

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The Pahonia, emblem of the Belarusian nation drawn from the insignia of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, is banned under Lukashenko.

It relies on the Duchy to provide it with accurate information without carrying out its own independent checks.

It also criticised the lack of official scrutiny of the Duchy's account.

Well, the Prince last year received an annual income from the Duchy of £19m, on which he paid £4.4m in income tax and VAT.

He will also lose the massive income from the lands held by the Duchy of Cornwall, which currently provide some of their funding.

As Foreign Minister, by simply taking what he wanted, he added considerably to the extent of his duchy.

On her death the duchy of Brabant passed, by a family arrangement, to the House of Burgundy.

You are right as to yourself, Albert; for they have given you the ancient title and duchy of de Retz.

Saxony had recovered her independence, the peoples of Dantzic and the duchy of Warsaw their country and their rights.

In order to populate the new port, he proclaimed there a religious liberty he denied to his Duchy at large.

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