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dux

[ duhks, dooks ]
/ dʌks, dʊks /
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noun, plural du·ces [doo-seez, dyoo-, doo-keys], /ˈdu siz, ˈdyu-, ˈdu keɪs/, dux·es [duhk-siz, dook-]. /ˈdʌk sɪz, ˈdʊk-/.

British. the pupil who is academically first in a class or school.
(in the later Roman Empire) a military chief commanding the troops in a frontier province.

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Origin of dux

1800–10; <Latin: literally, leader, noun derivative from base of dūcere to lead
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British Dictionary definitions for dux

dux
/ (dʌks) /

noun

(in Scottish and certain other schools) the top pupil in a class or school

Word Origin for dux

Latin: leader
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