[dook-duh m, dyook-]


a duchy.
the office or rank of a duke.

Origin of dukedom

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at duke, -dom
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Contemporary Examples of dukedom

  • After her husband, Andrew, inherited the dukedom in 1950, Debo found herself in charge of seven houses in short order.

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    The Duchess Tells All

    Chloë Schama

    November 25, 2010

Historical Examples of dukedom

British Dictionary definitions for dukedom



another name for a duchy
the title, rank, or position of a duke
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