[ doo-chey; Italian doo-che ]
/ ˈdu tʃeɪ; Italian ˈdu tʃɛ /
noun, plural du·ces, du·ci [doo-chee] /ˈdu tʃi/.
a leader or dictator.
il Duce, the leader: applied especially to Benito Mussolini as head of the fascist Italian state.
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Words nearby duce
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Example sentences from the Web for duci
And in the medal of Gates, on the side of the head, instead of Duci provido to substitute Duci strenuo.The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876|J. F. Loubat, LL.D.
British Dictionary definitions for duci (1 of 2)
/ (ˈduːtʃɪ, Italian ˈduːtʃe) /
Word Origin for duce
C20: from Italian, from Latin dux
British Dictionary definitions for duci (2 of 2)
/ (Italian ˈduːtʃe) /
Il Duce (il) the title assumed by Benito Mussolini as leader of Fascist Italy (1922–43)
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