duchy

[ duhch-ee ]
/ ˈdʌtʃ i /

noun, plural duch·ies.

the territory ruled by a duke or duchess.

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Origin of duchy

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; see duke, -ate3
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British Dictionary definitions for duchy

duchy
/ (ˈdʌtʃɪ) /

noun plural duchies

the territory of a duke or duchess; dukedom

Word Origin for duchy

C14: from Old French duche, from duc duke
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