dux

[duhks, doo ks]
noun, plural du·ces [doo-seez, dyoo-, doo-keys] /ˈdu siz, ˈdyu-, ˈdu keɪs/, dux·es [duhk-siz, doo k-] /ˈdʌk sɪz, ˈdʊk-/.
  1. British. the pupil who is academically first in a class or school.
  2. (in the later Roman Empire) a military chief commanding the troops in a frontier province.

Origin of dux

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

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

Word Origin for dux

Latin: leader
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