[dook-duh m, dyook-]
- a duchy.
- the office or rank of a duke.
Origin of dukedom
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Examples from the Web for dukedom
After her husband, Andrew, inherited the dukedom in 1950, Debo found herself in charge of seven houses in short order.The Duchess Tells All
November 25, 2010
They gave him the dukedom and domain of Bronte, worth about L3000 a year.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
She'd never have married him for his rank; no, if it was a dukedom he had to offer her.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
And does a George, succeeding to a dukedom, become "Cheviot" to his sister?
John, Duke of Burgundy, surnamed the Fearless, succeeded to the dukedom in 1403.King Henry the Fifth
About the marquisate of Juvigny (which cannot mean the dukedom of d'Aubigny) we have said enough.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
- another name for a duchy
- the title, rank, or position of a duke
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