noun, plural duch·ies.
- duchess of malfi, the,
- duchess potatoes,
- duchesse bed,
- duchesse brisée,
- duck and drake,
- duck hawk,
- duck on a rock,
- duck out
Origin of duchy
Examples from the Web for duchy
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.MP: Prince Charles Pays Less Tax Than His Servants|Tom Sykes|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He will also lose the massive income from the lands held by the Duchy of Cornwall, which currently provide some of their funding.
The prince's private income from the Duchy of Cornwall rose by 3% to £18.3m.
In the duchy of Brunswick it was soon suffered to drop; but in the electoral dominions it never was introduced.
Warsaw, capital of the Duchy of the same name, had been ceded to the Russians in 1815.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835|Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
He received the duchy of Touraine in 1416, and in the next year the death of his brother John made him dauphin of France.
In 1841 he accepted the post of attorney-general for the duchy of Cornwall.
She wishes to join the kingdom and the duchy, and to make a great kingdom, as it formerly was.The Puppet Crown|Harold MacGrath
noun plural duchies
Word Origin for duchy
mid-14c., "territory ruled by a duke or duchess," from Old French duché (12c.), from Medieval Latin ducatus, from Latin dux (see duke (n.)).